Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg has claimed that West Ham will have to pay £30 million if they want to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly desperate to add an established centre-back to his ranks this summer.

A plethora of names have been linked with West Ham during the summer transfer window. But as things stand, only Vladimir Coufal had arrived at the London Stadium.

We did sign Tomas Soucek on a permanent deal back in July of course.

But it cannot be denied that those two names will not be enough.

And Jonathan Tah is the name that has been most strongly linked with the Hammers over the past 24 hours.

Jonathan Tah (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Daily Mail claims that the east London outfit have made an enquiry for the 24-year-old Germany international.

And Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg has now suggested that West Ham must pay at least £30 million if they want to bring Tah to the club:

That is obviously a lot of money, but we should just pay Leverkusen what they want.

Moyes desperately needs a top class centre-back if West Ham are to enjoy a successful campaign this season.

And Tah is certainly of the very highest quality.

Jonathan Tah (Photo by MARTIN MEISSNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)


Tah made 25 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen last season. In those outings, the 24-year-old averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 3.8 clearances and 0.5 blockers per game. He also won an average of 2.9 aerial duals per match during that period of games (Who Scored).

The 24-year-old is a World Cup winner. And that kind of winning experience would serve West Ham well.

Please just get this one done Sully!

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