West Ham are allegedly on the cusp of finalising a deal to sign Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille.
That’s according to a report from French media outlet Foot Sur 7 who claim that the Ligue 1 outfit are close to finalising the departure of the 25-year-old to the Hammers.
If David Moyes manages to get this one over the line, it would be a very good bit of business for West Ham.
Caleta-Car would certainly be an upgrade on Issa Diop and he seems to have all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.
Signing a top-class central defender before the January window closes seems to be Moyes’s number one priority. The addition of a proven striker should be right up there as well.
As things stand though, we’ll take what we can get!
West Ham close to securing Caleta-Car deal
French media outlet Foot Sur 7 claims that Marseille are close to finalising a deal that would see the Croatian international move to the London Stadium before Monday’s 11pm deadline.
It is suggested that the French club are close to closing a ‘huge deal’ that would see Caleta-Car-Car leave the Stade Velodrome.
Now, the report doesn’t state whether it is a straight permanent deal or whether it’s just a loan with an option or obligation to buy him at the end of the season.
Either way though, if West Ham do get Caleta-Car, we will be in a very strong position to push on for the top six and maybe even the top four between now and May.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, the Ligue 1 outfit were demanding £15 million for the 25-year-old centre-back.
That would be great value in our opinion.
The 25-year-old is tall and commanding in the air and very comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. He is a very strong all-round defender and he would improve the Hammers’ back-line immeasurably.
Well-renowned football analysis and scouting website IBWM recently described Caleta-Car as an ‘exceptional talent’.
Hopefully Foot Sur 7 haver their information spot on and West Ham get this one done as soon as possible. Then Moyes can focus on bringing a striker, or someone like Jesse Lingard, through the door at the London Stadium before the January window slams shut.