West Ham are close to signing the player with the most forward passes in Europe after a new Nayef Aguerd revelation.
The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for Rennes and Morocco centre-back Aguerd.
The transfer window opens in just over a week on June 10th and it seems David Moyes is not wasting any time with his big West Ham rebuild.
According to West Ham insiders speaking to Claret and Hugh, the Hammers are confident they have seen off competition from Sevilla to sign 26-year-old left-footed centre-back Aguerd.
And that means West Ham are close to signing the player with the most forward passes in Europe after a new Aguerd revelation.
Because according to Opta data, Aguerd has made the most forward passes of any outfield player in the top five European leagues since the start of the 2020-21 season!
West Ham’s imminent new signing has attempted 1,921 forward passes.
That’s nearly 100 more than amazing Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (1,832), who is famed for his unbelievable passing.
It is an absolutely incredible statistic which highlights just why Moyes wants to get Aguerd to West Ham.
The Hammers have missed having left-footer Angelo Ogbonna in the team.
Not only for his leadership and defending, but the fluidity of the team and starting attacks with his passing into midfield or out wide.
Anyone who watches Aguerd’s YouTube highlights reel will see the man Moyes hopes will soon sign for West Ham clearly possesses brilliant strength, agility, athleticism, timing, pace and aggression and seems to love doing his job – defending.
But his passing will be just as key to improving West Ham.
Throw in another astonishing stat revealed about Aguerd yesterday about his defending and it seems West Ham really are on the verge of getting themselves a top player.