Steven Caulker suggested that he really doesn’t want his new team-mate Attila Szalai to join West Ham this summer, when speaking to Fanatik.
The former Tottenham, Liverpool and QPR man has just moved to Fenerbahce from Alanyaspor.
The 29-year-old is all set to link up with Hammers target Szalai.
Central defence is certainly an area where West Ham need to strengthen this summer.
Fenerbahce ace Szalai would be a great addition for the Hammers.
Slazai played 21 Super Lig game last season and averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 2.5 clearances and 0.8 blocks per match. He also won an average of 2.5 aerial duels per game (Who Scored).
The Hungarian can also operate at left-back as well as centre-back.
Steven Caulker doesn’t want Attila Szalai to join West Ham
The 29-year-old former Premier League ace told Fanatik that he wants his new teammate to stay put at Fenerbahce:
“I’m a fan of Attila Szalai. I watched him last year, followed him in the European Championship. He will have a good future. I’ve heard of him being linked with [interest from] England, but I’m glad he is at Fenerbahce. I hope we play together. We have a great strong defence. We will help Fenerbahce win trophies.”
Szalai is clearly a very well-respected centre-back.
His physical attributes make him perfect for West Ham. His £17 million price-tag (Enson Haber) makes him a really appealing option for David Moyes as well.
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Caulker clearly doesn’t want him to leave Fenerbahce, however. And if the Turkish club’s management hold a similar opinion, it may well be a tough task for the Hammers to sign him this summer.