Tottenham are keen to sign alleged West Ham target Zeki Celik according to the player himself. That’s according to Turkish manager Yalcin Kosukavak.
The Hammers desperately need to sign a new right-back before next months transfer deadline after Ryan Fredericks suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday.
And Turkish-Football claimed earlier this year that Lille ace Zeki Celik is a transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes.
It seems as though the Hammers could have their work cut out, however, with Turkish manager Yalcin Losukavak telling Ajansspor that the Lille right-back has personally told him that Tottenham want to sign him:
“When I spoke to Zeki, he told me Sevilla and Tottenham are interested in him. Of course, Lille want compensation for him. If one of the interested clubs accept to pay the fee, then I think he could leave the club.”
In the 2018/19 campaign, Celik racked up five assists in 34 games for Lille (Who Scored). That is clearly a very impressive return.
And last season, the Turk notched up three assists in 23 Ligue 1 games.
In those 23 outings, the 23-year-old averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.4 clearances per game. He clearly likes to get forward too, with an average of 1.4 dribbles per game during those outings (Who Scored).
And the Times reckon the 14-capped Turkey international could be picked up for around £18 million.
With Spurs boss Jose Mourinho allegedly keen to bring Celik to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, West Ham could face a real problem.
As painful as it is for us to admit, Tottenham are a more attractive prospect than us at the moment. And considering just how much we need to sign a top class right-back, missing out on Celik to Spurs would be a real blow.