West Ham are closing in on a deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd to reach on the club this summer time as talks have been “stepped up”, The Mail stories.

The Guardian had beforehand reported that the Moroccan had been recognized as a “key goal” for David Moyes after the Hammers struggled badly with accidents on the place this season.

They went into the loss at Chelsea in April (24 April) with Craig Dawson because the only match centre-back, a sport the place he was then despatched off.

In response to The Mail, the deal for Aguerd is ready to only price £15million, for a participant who has been “on the radar” of the manager for a 12 months and “impressed” on the African Cup of Nations for his nation.

The 26-year-old is claimed to have a steadiness of technical potential, tempo, and aerial power, and made 40 appearances in all competitions this season.


Whereas 25 years in the past that value would have been sufficient to be a world document payment, in at present’s market that’s unimaginable worth if he’s all the things the club believes him to be.

Moyes, famously averse to spending over the chances for gamers, is little doubt doubly eager to get this deal over the road if that’s all that it’s going to price.

Reviews elsewhere have steered Aguerd is value nearer to £10million greater than that, which nonetheless isn’t prohibitive if he turns into a daily Premier League starter.

The squad is in determined want of some additions who can truly make a contribution, after two of final summer time’s signings Nikola Vlasic, and particularly Alex Kral, added little.

Issa Diop seems to be to be on the way in which out and the health of Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna have query marks.

A longtime international defender, who featured recurrently in one of many prime 5 leagues in Europe, and within the Europa Convention League, appears like a good signing however it’s by no means a certain factor.

Nevertheless, if the value is £15million it represents a lot much less of a danger for an English Premier League facet when beginning centre-backs can price many multiples of that quantity.

If it proves to be that low and the deal is accomplished quickly it could be a nice shock for Hammers followers.

In different West Ham information, the club met with the chief of a European big to debate curiosity in an international goalscorer.

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Author: Londonlad

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