According to a report from Argentinian outlet TyC Sports, West Ham boss David Moyes is set to make an €10 million (£9 million) offer for River Plate full-back Gonzalo Montiel imminently.

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The Hammers boss clearly feels as though right-back is an area that needs strengthening at the London Stadium.

Ryan Fredericks has failed to impress over the last two seasons.

And talented 20-year-old Ben Johnson is too young to pass judgement on just yet.

River Plate v Defensa y Justicia - Superliga 2019/20

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

TyC Sports claims that Gonzalo Montiel is a target for West Ham. And it is suggested that David Moyes is imminently set to make a £9 million bid for the right-back.

This was after allegedly having had a £6.4 million bid for the Argentina international rejected last week (Marca).

 

Stats

Montiel has racked up three assists in 19 league appearances for River Plate this season (Transfermarkt).

River Plate v Defensa y Justicia - Superliga 2019/20

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images)

In 19 league outings, the 23-year-old has won 1.5 aerial duals on average per game. He has also averaged two tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.3 clearances in those matches (Who Scored).

He is a tough tackling right-back and his playing style is quintessentially South American. That makes him ideally suited to the robust nature of the frenetically-paced Premier League.

For just £9 million, Montiel would be a real steal for West Ham.

All that remains to be seen now is whether or not River Plate accept that fee.

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