According to Football Insider, a new ‘top target’ for the central defensive position has emerged for West Ham as GSB table a bid to sign Rennes colossus Nayef Aguerd.
The Lowdown: West Ham in defender chase…
Before trying to snap up new attackers, with the transfer window deadline now looming at the end of this month, manager David Moyes first has his sights set on landing a star centre-back.
Indeed, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee believes all attention is focused on the signing of a new defender who can reinforce West Ham’s backline before the start of 2021/2022.
The Irons are believed to be in talks for Fiorentina powerhouse Nikola Milenkovic after faltering in their bid to sign Kurt Zouma (Fabrizio Romano), but Football Insider has now brought news on yet another target.
The Latest: West Ham table Aguerd bid…
As per FI, West Ham have made an offer of £15 million to land Aguerd as a new ‘top target’ for Moyes emerges.
GSB are prepared to pay a ‘significant sum’ to land one star centre-back addition and have received ‘encouraging bulletins’ about the Rennes ace in particular – who can also play in a full-back role.
While the club have bid £15m to sign Aguerd, it is also believed that his club are expected to reject West Ham’s approach as they continue to play ‘hardball’.
As a result, Moyes may have to turn to alternative targets despite their interest in the 25-year-old.
The Verdict: Move on…
Aguerd seems a would-be capable signing and one who could thrive in the Premier League, but if Rennes continue to prove challenging in negotiations, West Ham shouldn’t hesitate in moving on.
Standing at a lofty 6 foot 2, he also possesses the physicality to succeed in England.
However, fellow target Milenkovic could bring similar traits to West Ham and it is believed they are ‘progressing‘ in talks.
As such, it is perhaps best for Moyes and co to now focus all their attention on signing the Serbian.
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