According to a report from SGE4EVER.de, West Ham have made a £12.5 million bid for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger. The Hammers may have to pay as much as £18 to bring the centre-back giant to the London Stadium, however.
David Moyes is currently in the midst of a frantic chase to sign a new centre-back before next week when the transfer window slams shut.
West Ham currently have Angelo Ogbonna, who has been sensational over the past 18 months, Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena as centre-back options.
Aaron Cresswell can play at centre-back as well. But an upgrade is definitely needed. We do have Aji AAlese of course but he is just too young and inexperienced to be relied upon in the Premier League this season.
And SGE4EVER.de have claimed that the Hammers are looking to solve that particular issue by signing Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger. They suggest that the east London outfit have made a £12.5 million bid for the 28-year-old.
It is claimed that that fee could rise to £18 million dependent on performances.
Hinteregger played 31 Bundesliga games for Eintracht Frankfurt last season, racking up an incredible eight goals in the process (Who Scored).
In those outings, the 47-capped Austria international averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 2.9 clearances and 0.7 blocks per game. He also won an average of 2.7 aerial duals per match during those appearances (Who Scored).
Hinteregger would be a superb addition for West Ham. And if we have to pay up to £18 million for his services then so be it.