Africa Top Sports have claimed that Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is determined to bring Galatasaray centre-back Christian Luyindama to Goodison Park this summer. And that will make West Ham United’s task of signing the defender rather tricky.

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According to a report from Turkish media outlet Takvim, David Moyes wants to bring the Democratic Republic of Congo international to the London Stadium.

The Hammers might just need further central defensive reinforcements this summer.

Angelo Ogbonna has recently turned 32. Issa Diop has been linked with a big money move away from east London (TEAMtalk) whilst Winston Reid faces an uncertain future at the club (ExWHUemployee).

Real Madrid v Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League

Christian Luyindama (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

And Luyindama would seemingly be the ideal addition for West Ham this summer. So missing out on the 26-year-old to Everton would be a big blow for David Moyes.

Stats

In 10 league outings for Gala this season, Luyindama has won 4.4 aerial duals on average per game. He has also averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per game during those appearances (Who Scored).

Real Madrid v Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League

Christian Luyindama (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old could be available for around £11 million this summer, according to Fotomac.

 

He has been described as a player with the heart of a warrior by Galatasaray chairman Mustafa Cengiz (galatasaray.org).

Luyindama is tough tackling, strong in the air and relishes any kind of physical battle.

So it’s little wonder Ancelotti is allegedly so determined to being him to Everton.

It seems as though West Ham might just miss out on one of their key targets this summer.

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