According to a report from Le 10 Sport, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes could be all set for a transfer battle this summer, with West Ham and Tottenham interested in signing Lille ace Zeki Celik.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring an established right-back to the London Stadium this summer.

Jeremy Ngakia has already left. And Pablo Zabaleta will be calling it a day in east London at the end of the season, leaving just Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson to battle it out for the right-back spot.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is somewhat in the same boat. Serge Aurier has failed to impress on a consistent basis since joining Spurs from PSG in the summer of 2017.

Lille OSC v Olympique Lyonnais - Ligue 1

Zeki Celik (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

So both West Ham and Tottenham could certainly do with a player like Zeki Celik.

Le 10 Sport claims that the Hammers and Spurs are eyeing moves for the Turkey international. And the 23-year-old could be available for just €12 million (£11 million).

That would represent a real bargain for whichever club win the race for his signature.


Especially considering his age, talent and ability to make a difference both defensively and in the final third.


Lille OSC v Olympique Lyonnais - Ligue 1

Zeki Celik in action for Lille (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old has attacking prowess – something that is so important for modern day full-backs. Anyone who watched Lille last season would have seen how well he linked up with Nicolas Pepe down the right-hand flank.

In the 2018/19 campaign, Celik racked up five assists in 34 games for Lille (Who Scored). That’s very impressive return, especially considering the fact that Fredericks, Ngakia and Zabaleta have just two assists between them all season.

This season, the Turk has notched three assists in 23 Ligue 1 games.

In those 23 outings, the 23-year-old has 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).

Celik seems to have it all. And he would be a great addition for either West Ham or Tottenham. Especially for the rumoured fee of just £11 million.

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