Moussa Niakhate would seemingly love to join West Ham United from Mainz in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from BILD who claim that the 26-year-old centre-back is awaiting an ‘economically attractive offer’ from a Premier League club this summer.
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Everton are expected to challenge West Ham for the Mainz star’s signature this summer. And The Telegraph claim that the Frenchman could be available for around £8 million in the summer.
David Moyes has obviously identified his central defensive department as an area where he wants to strengthen this summer.
And it seems as though we could have a very good chance of bringing a top-class centre-back to the London Stadium before the start of next season…
Niakhate would love to join West Ham
BILD claims that the 26-year-old Mainz defender has a chance to join Wolfsburg this summer.
He is only interested in a Premier League switch, however.
Niakhate is out of contract in the summer of 2023. And his availability for just £8 million this summer presents West Ham with an opportunity that we really can’t afford to miss out on.
The 6ft 3in Niakhate has been outstanding for Mainz this season.
In 29 Bundesliga games, Niakhate has scored three goals. During those appearances, the 26-year-old has averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per match. He has also won two aerial duels on average per game (Who Scored).
Niakhate has made 45 passes on average per match and has recorded a completion rate of 78.5% (Who Scored).
He has been described as an unbelievable defender by the official website of the Bundesliga.
Niakhate can also play at left-back, so that will obviously appeal to David Moyes.
£8 million for the 26-year-old would be sensational business for West Ham this summer and it is a bargain deal that we should be wrapping up immediately.
And with the report claiming that Niakhate would love to join West Ham, Moyes must move immediately for the Frenchman.