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West Ham and Hull Reportedly Interested in Southampton Defender

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According to ESPNFC sources, West Ham United and Hull City are both targeting Southampton right back Cuco Martina in desperate bids to sure up bad defenses.  The 27 year old has been seen as a quality player by both sides despite the fact he’s only played 16 times this season.

Martina has been an impressive player to watch when he has taken the field, but that just hasn’t happened very often.  Southampton have played the excellent Cedric Soares most of the time, and they may well seek to cash in here to bolster the center of their defense should Jose Fonte leave.

Martina would be a massive upgrade for either side at right back right now.  Hull could use him as a wingback if desired, while West Ham are in need of help so that they can move Michail Antonio further up the pitch.

Martina, despite his unknown nature, could be a great pickup as he’s an underrated player.  He may well help keep one of the sides’ managers jobs come season’s end.