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