West Ham United insider and reliable club source ExWHUemployee has now shared a promising transfer update involving Hungary international defender Atilla Szalai.
The Lowdown: Hammers busy…
Irons head coach David Moyes, making no secret of his desire for even more signings after the club confirmed a deal for Maxwel Cornet from Burnley, has reportedly cast his eye on further defensive additions.
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Ahead of their blockbuster Premier League opener against English champions Man City tomorrow, West Ham officials have allegedly identified options for Moyes’ backline like highly-rated Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi.
ExWHUemployee, sharing news on another centre-half target, has now made a promising claim involving Fenerbahce star Szalai as the Hammers show no sign of stopping before this window’s closure.
The Latest: Ex makes promising Szalai claim…
Indeed, the insider claims West Ham may well be ready to make the move for Hungary’s ace.
Via his Patreon, Ex states that Moyes and co are ‘prepared to follow up initial interest’ in Szalai and see if a ‘reasonable’ transfer fee can be agreed with his club.
Highly versatile, the Turkish Super Lig defender can operate as a left-sided central defender and at left-back – potentially fixing two glaring problems in one.
The Verdict: Advance?
A mainstay for his current club, playing the fourth-most league minutes for Fenerbache last season, Szalai also ranked in the top five of their side in terms of clearances made per 90 (WhoScored).
The 24-year-old was also revered for his 2021/2022 performances alongside former central defensive partner Kim Min-jae, with South Korean reporter Jason Lee calling them both ‘amazing’.
Hungary coach Marco Rossi, speaking in an interview last year, endorsed Szalai as a top class defender – claiming the player ‘works very hard’ and is ‘ready’ for a move to England.
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