According to a report from the Sun, West Ham manager David Moyes is showing firm interest in signing Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

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The Hammers boss desperately needs to bolster his right-back ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Moyes could also do with another energetic central midfielder, with Carlos Sanchez having left the club and Mark Noble already on the wrong side of 33.

And the Sun claims that West Ham could move for Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Mikel Arteta is allegedly prepared to sanction the 22-year-old’s Emirates exit for around £30 million this summer.

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

And the Gunners starlet would be perfect for the Hammers, considering his versatility. Maitland-Niles has excelled at right-back, central midfield and even left-back.


The 22-year-old registered two assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season (Who Scored).


In those 20 outings, Maitland-Niles averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 1.6 clearances and 1.1 dribbles per game (Who Scored).

The Arsenal star would be an excellent addition for West Ham.

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

There are two problems for the Hammers, however.

Firstly, Maitland-Niles’ £30 million price-tag may prove to be a big stumbling block. It will be incredibly hard for the east London outfit to come up with that kind of cash this summer.

Secondly, the Sun claims that Jose Mourinho wants to bring the 22-year-old to Tottenham.

So West Ham have their work cut-out, that much is clear. But if Moyes does manage to bring Maitland-Niles to the London Stadium, he would undoubtedly be a very good addition for the Hammers.

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