West Ham are leading the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s £25 million-rated defender Jonathan Tah, according to a report from the Mirror (Sunday October 4th, page 73).

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It is clear for everyone to see that Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a new centre-back before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow.

We have already been linked with numerous names since the end of last season.

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Jonathan Tah (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

One of those names was Jonathan Tah, with the Daily Star reporting two days ago that West Ham were eying up a swoop for the 10-capped Germany international.

And things seem to have moved on now.

The Mirror (Sunday October 4th, page 73) claims that the Hammers are now leading the race to sign the 24-year-old. And the east Londoners will have to stump up £25 million in order to bring the Bayer Leverkusen centre-back to the London Stadium.

Tah would be an absolutely brilliant signing for us.

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

Get Football News Germany described the 24-year-old as a defender who ‘oozes brilliance’.


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.

He really does have everything we need, what with his pace, power and aerial dominance.

And if Moyes can pick Tah up for just £25 million, he would be an incredible addition for West Ham.

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