According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, West Ham are in talks with Barcelona over the possibility of signing Moussa Wague this summer.

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The report claims that the Hammers have two options – either sign the 21-year-old permanently now for £9.1 million, or take him on loan next season with an option to buy for £14.5 million the following summer.

Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a new right-back this summer. Ryan Fredericks clearly isn’t good enough to be playing regularly for a team like West Ham.

And with Jeremy Ngakia and Pablo Zabaleta gone, right-back could be a real problem position for the east London outfit next term.

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Moussa Wague (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

And Mundo Deportivo claim that Moussa Wague is a primary target for the Hammers.

The Daily Mail claims that Barcelona inserted a £90 million release clause into the right-back’s contract at the Camp Nou when they signed him.

 

So he was clearly very highly rated in Catalunya.

The 21-year-old joined Ligue 1 outfit Nice on deadline day in January, but due to the global health crisis, he only played five games for them.

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Moussa Wague (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Wague obviously has a lot of potential, however. And if West Ham could pick him up for just £9.1 million this summer, it would be great business for them.

The Senegalese starlet just needs to move somewhere where he will be given regular first-team football.

And the London Stadium might just be the perfect place for him to embark on the next stage of his fledgling career.

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