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.
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.
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.
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.