According to Sport Witness, West Ham have already made an approach to the agent of Basaksehir right-back Junior Caicara.
The Sun claimed over the weekend that Hammers boss David Moyes is eyeing a bargain swoop for the Brazilian.
The 57-year-old Scot will want to bolster his right-back ranks at the London Stadium this summer. Jeremy Ngakia and Pablo Zabaleta have already left the club. And Ryan Fredericks has been really disappointing over the past two years.
The problem for the West Ham boss is that he has little cash to spend this summer. So he will have to be thrifty in his player recruitment.
And Sport Witness reckon that Moyes has already initiated contact with Junior Caicara’s agent regarding a possible summer move for the 31-year-old.
The website claims that the 31-year-old could be up for grabs for around €3 million (£2.7 million).
And despite Caicara’s advancing years, that fee would represent excellent value for the Hammers.
In Basaksehir’s title winning campaign last term, the Brazilian played 33 Super Lig games and chipped in with four assists. In those outings, he averaged 2.2 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.8 clearances and 1.5 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
Now, Moyes has repeatedly insisted that he wants to sign young and hungry players with a point to prove this summer.
Caicara, 31, clearly doesn’t fit into that category. But sometimes, adding an experienced pro to the setup isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Perhaps the right-back would be a short-term fix to what is such a glaringly obvious problem. And his alleged £2.7 million price-tag will undoubtedly appeal to West Ham.
The Hammers may face competition from West Brom for the Brazilian’s signature, however.