West Ham have been long time admirers of Belgian right-back Thomas Meunier (The Express). The 40-capped Belgium international will be available on a free transfer this summer, so he will surely be on the Hammers’ radar. But they could be set to face competition from Tottenham.
Football.London claims that Spurs could target the PSG right-back on a free, if they fail to sign Norwich City’s Max Aarons in the summer.
Tottenham sneaking in for some of West Ham’s targets has been a common theme for the east London outfit over the last few months.
And it seems like the same could be happening again with Meunier.
The 28-year-old was all set to join Dortmund this summer before the coronavirus outbreak stalled negotiations (Tribal Football).
The Belgian would be the ideal summer addition for West Ham.
The Hammers need to sign an established right-back. Pablo Zabaleta will be leaving the London Stadium at the end of this season, whilst Ryan Fredericks has failed to impress.
Young duo Jeremy Ngakia and Ben Johnson are both really exciting talents, but West Ham must not rush them into regular first-team action too soon.
And Meunier would have been the perfect role model for the two young players to learn from.
The 28-year-old has racked up one goal and two assists in 27 games for PSG this season (Transfermarkt).
In 16 Ligue 1 outings, the right-back has averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 0.9 clearances per game (Who Scored).
He is vastly experienced, and would be a real coup for West Ham on a free. But with Tottenham thought to be in the running, the Hammers’ task will be made a whole lot more complicated.