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West Ham have their work cut out as Leeds reportedly ready £10m bid for Teun Koopmeiners

According to a report from the Telegraph, Leeds are keen to sign alleged West Ham target Teun Koopmeiners this summer.

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The AZ Alkmaar captain is a transfer target for the Hammers, according to a report from Calcio Mercato.

The 22-year-old really is a very good player. And despite the fact that signing a central midfielder shouldn’t be David Moyes’s priority, Koopmeiners would be an excellent addition for West Ham.

Left Back Football described the midfielder as a ‘technical prodigy’ when performing a scouting report on him.

Teun Koopmeiners (Photo by Ed van de Pol/Soccrates/Getty Images)

So Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reportedly being keen to bring the Dutchman to Elland Road will undoubtedly be an inconvenience for the Hammers.

The Telegraph claims that the Whites are keen to sign Koopmeiners in order to provide more competition for Mateusz Klich in the middle of the park.

Teun Koopmeiners (Photo by Ed van de Pol/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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The 22-year-old enjoyed a quite incredible campaign with AZ Alkmaar last season. He racked up 16 goals and three assists in 42 games (Transfermarkt) – a superb tally considering the fact that he is a defensive midfielder.

The Telegraph reckons Koopmeiners could be picked up for just £10 million this summer. That has to be considered as an absolute bargain. And the Dutchman has everything that West Ham need in midfield. He would be such a smart, cost-effective signing…especially if Declan Rice is sold to Chelsea.

But with Leeds now allegedly chasing the Dutchman, the Hammers will really have their work cut out.

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