A major West Ham United transfer update has now come to light involving Rennes defender and David Moyes target Nayef Aguerd.
The Lowdown: Irons eye move…
The Daily Telegraph, sharing news earlier this week, broke news that manager Moyes had personally set his sights on the colossal Ligue 1 defender after missing out at the start of the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign.
Valued at around £20 million, it was claimed that West Ham have re-joined the race for Aguerd as the Hammers eye new central defensive additions.
The Morocco international, having been a key player for Rennes this season, signed a new deal until 2025 last year but that seemingly hasn’t stopped GSB from attempting a deal.
The Latest: West Ham ‘working on a deal’…
According to a reliable source in The Guardian, West Ham are now ‘working on a deal’ to sign Aguerd behind-the-scenes as they attempt an agreement for Moyes.
They also back that the Irons boss has personally identified the 26-year-old as a ‘key target’ ahead of the summer wind0w.
The Verdict: Get it done…
At £20m, Aguerd would be a fairly shrewd signing given his form on the continent and real presence in the middle of defence.
Lauded as the ‘real boss‘ of Rennes by members of the Ligue 1 media, the African gem has won more aerial duels and racked up a higher number of clearances per 90 than all of his teammates over 2021/2022 (WhoScored).
A brilliant ball-playing centre-half also, Aguerd completes an impressive 89% of his passes out from the back – backing why Moyes is so keen to get a deal done.
As West Ham work on an agreement to sign him, this update comes as a promising one for supporters.
In other news: ‘Evolving situation’ – Journalist says West Ham are also eyeing a ‘massive signing’ for Moyes! Find out more here.
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