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Kurt Zouma was and still is the number one transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes
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Kurt Zouma was and still is the number one transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes

Kurt Zouma always was and still is the number one transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes this summer according to a report from Claret and Hugh.

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The Hammers’ long drawn out pursuit of Nikola Milenkovic finally seems to be over (ExWHUemployee).

And our attention has now apparently shifted back to £25 million-rated Chelsea ace Zouma (Jacob Steinberg).

It seems as though the 26-year-old Blues defender was always Moyes’s number one target, however.

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Zouma is number one Moyes transfer target

The Frenchman is allegedly on the Hammers radar.

Claret and Hugh claims that Zouma has always been the preferred choice of the West Ham boss. And he still is.

Signing Milenkovic from Fiorentina would have been a great addition. If we’re being honest though, the 26-year-old France international would be a fine alternative.

He has plenty of Premier League experience as well – something that the Fiorentina ace didn’t have.

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In 24 Premier League outings for Chelsea last season, Zouma averaged 0.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per game. He also won an average of 3.6 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).

Some have questioned the Frenchman’s passing ability but his stats last season dispel the myth that he isn’t great with the ball at his feet.

The 26-year-old, who earns £46k-a-week at Chelsea (Spotrac), made 74 passes on average per game last season and recorded a mightily impressive completion rate of 90.9% (Who Scored).

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We think Zouma would fit right in at the London Stadium. And taking everything into account, £25 million would actually represent good value for West Ham.