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Report: West Ham boss David Moyes makes first summer move and has £6.4m bid rejected
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Report: West Ham boss David Moyes makes first summer move and has £6.4m bid rejected

According to a report from Spanish media outlet Marca, West Ham boss David Moyes has seen a £6.4 million bid for Gonzalo Montiel rejected by River Plate.

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The Scot will surely be desperate to sign a new right-back this summer.

Ryan Fredericks has been woeful since joining the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.

And despite Ben Johnson’s recent emergence, West Ham need an established right-back to properly challenge the talented young starlet.

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

And Marca claims that Gonzalo Montiel is a prime target for the Hammers. In fact the east London outfit allegedly have already made a £6.4 million bid for him – one that was quickly rejected by River Plate.

The 23-year-old Argentinian ace would be a great addition for West Ham.

So Moyes will surely go back in with an improved offer for the Argentine.

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by Manuel Cortina/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Stats

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.

And if West Ham have to go to £10 million plus to secure Montiel’s signature, that is exactly what they should do.