David Moyes target Etienne Green has West Ham running through his blood.
The 21-year-old Saint-Etienne goalkeeper is on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the January transfer window according to TEAMtalk.
The young stopper has a really interesting back story.
Born in Colchester Essex, Green moved to France at the age of four along with his French mother and English father.
The talented young goalkeeper joined Saint-Etienne’s youth academy in 2009 as a nine-year-old!
He signed his first professional contract with the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer of 2020 and made his debut for the club just six months ago.
Etienne Green has West Ham running through his blood
The 21-year-old goalkeeper would be a fine addition for the Hammers.
And it seems as though we may well have a very good chance of signing the agile stopper.
Green recently told talkSPORT how West Ham runs in his family:
“I do watch the Premier League. I don’t really have a favourite team but my uncle supports West Ham, so I have to say West Ham! From what I’ve seen, the Premier League has great intensity but nowadays in Ligue Un we have great players. It’s quite unbelievable to have Messi in Ligue Un, it’s crazy. For now I’m focusing on my club, but one day I would like to play in the Premier League.”
Perhaps that could play a key role in the Hammers’ ability to prise him away from the Ligue 1 outfit.
Another factor could be Saint-Etienne’s woeful start to the season. They are currently sitting rock bottom after nine games having drawn four and lost five.
With relegation a very real prospect for Saint-Etienne, Green may well be tempted to jump ship in January.
And with his uncle being a West Ham fan, Moyes surely has every chance of bringing him to the London Stadium.
He is valued at around €10 million (£8 million) according to ASSE. That would be very decent business for the Hammers.