Taking to Twitter, Foot Mercato reporter Santi Aouna has broken some exciting transfer news out of West Ham United involving AS Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile.
The Lowdown: Moyes eyeing new defender…
Irons manager David Moyes is thought to be prioritising moves for new defensive additions as things stand amid the club’s current injury situation.
A new left-back and a central defender are firmly on the radar, with links recently emerging to the likes of Lucas Digne, Nathaniel Phillips, Nathan Ake and James Tarkowski (ExWHUemployee).
It is also thought that the club and recruitment chief Rob Newman will cast their net far and wide, specifically to Ligue 1, with that division in particular seen as a real crop for talent (ExWHUemployee).
Sharing news on a French top flight sensation on West Ham’s radar, Foot Mercato journalist Aouna has shared some exciting transfer news.
The Latest: Aouna shares exciting news…
According to the reporter’s sources, West Ham are now ‘expected’ to make an offer for the 20-year-old as contact is made with the player’s entourage.
He explained on Twitter: “West Ham and Newcastle are interested in Benoît Badiashile. Contact made with Monaco and the player’s entourage. West Ham is expected to make an offer.”
The Verdict: Get it done
Badishile stands out as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe, even drawing comparisons with France international Raphael Varane.
Still young and with plenty of years ahead of him in his career, the Monaco defender would also come to east London with real potential for sell-on value, and he already possesses a wealth of experience at the top level.
Having played more than 100 senior matches already in his career, it’s little wonder Aouna has claimed that the 20-year-old is now top of West Ham’s transfer shortlist.
In other news: Moyes now eyeing West Ham move for ‘undefendable’ £22m forward as club greenlight exit, find out more here.
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