Marseille want to sign Manuel Lanzini from West Ham according to a report from Foot Mercato. And some Hammers fans now think that David Moyes could have a prime opportunity to sign Duje Caleta-Car as a result.

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The 28-year-old Argentinian is nowhere near the player he once was.

Moving him on this summer may well be the right call by Moyes.

The Scot has minimal funds at his disposal at the London Stadium. So selling Manu would certainly help Moyes in the transfer market this summer.

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Marseille allegedly want to sign Manuel Lanzini (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Or is there an even better way for the Hammers to get what they want?

Marseille signing Lanzini could help West Ham in Caleta-Car pursuit

The East London outfit have been chasing the towering Croatian centre-back since January (The Express, Foot Mercato and most recently The Athletic).

The 24-year-old defender could be available for just £17 million this summer according to La Provence.

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Alleged West Ham target Duje Caleta-Car (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

And the Croatian would be a truly exceptional addition for West Ham.

 

In 33 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille this season, the 24-year-old scored two goals and registered one assist. In those outings, the Croatian averaged 0.9 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 3.9 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

The Croatian is also very good with the ball at his feet. From an average of 57.4 passes per game this season in Ligue 1, Caleta-Car recorded an impressive completion rate of 86.1% (Who Scored).

Well-renowned football analysis and scouting website IBWM recently described Caleta-Car as an ‘exceptional talent’.

This is one Moyes really should be all over.

Some West Ham fans think that Moysie should take advantage of Marseille’s alleged interest in Lanzini by demanding Caleta-Car in exchange…

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