West Ham United are understood to be weighing up a move for Burnley right back Tendayi Darikwa, according to reports.

The Nottingham born right back has impressed at Turf Moor this season after signing for the Lancashire club on a three year deal from Chesterfield in the summer.

Darikwa was outstanding at The B2 Net Stadium last season and dominated The Spireites’ end of season awards winning both the Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year awards as the Derbyshire club reached the League 1 play offs after an excellent season.

The 24 year old has had another solid season this term since signing for The Clarets having made 22 appearances and scoring once although the right back has been an unused substitute in recent weeks.

West Ham United Manager Slaven Bilic is on the lookout for another right back with current right back Carl Jenkinson coming in for criticism this season after a number of poor performances for The Hammers and it is understood that the club have been impressed by Darikwa’s performances this season for the promotion chasing Clarets. Premier League title chasers Leicester City are also  rumoured to be admirers of the right back.

Darikwa offers an option both defensively and offensively with the player also comfortable when playing in a more advanced wide attacking role. The player is eligible to play for either Zimbabwe or England.


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