West Ham United are going to be without a right-back next year.
West Ham experienced a wonderful summer in the transfer market, bringing in a number of excellent players such as Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Angelo Ogbonna.
But one area where the lack depth in the squad is in wide areas, with both a lack of wingers and a lack of full-backs able to compete for positions.
Carl Jenkinson re-joined the Hammers on a season-long loan, yet with no real backup, boss Slaven Bilic has been forced to play James Tomkins there as Jenkinson has been struggling with form.
It’s a problem area for West Ham, and Chairman of the Youth Supporters Club Jack Sullivan says if he could have any league opponent at Upton Park, it would be Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne.
Clyne because we don't have a right back next year. I thinks he's young and one of the best in the league https://t.co/ReR9Xm0NyW— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) diciembre 15, 2015
His selection was based on the fact that after Jenkinson’s loan deal expires, the club will be without a recognised right-back and will most certainly be forced into the market to acquire one.
Clyne joined the Reds from Southampton in the summer and he has so far proven to be a solid capture.
The 24-year-old has featured in every Premier League encounter thus far, averaging 2.9 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 1.8 effective clearances per match.
With age and talent on his side, Clyne has the capabilities to establish himself as one of the leading right-backs over the next decade both in the league and on the international stage.