Turkish media outlet Fanatik has claimed that Everton, Wolves and Aston Villa have made contact with the agent of Christian Luyindama. And that could represent a problem for West Ham.
According to a report from Turkish media outlet Takvim, the Hammers are interested in signing the 26-year-old Galatasaray centre-back.
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David Moyes will be keen to bolster his central defensive department this summer.
Angelo Ogbonna will be 32 in May, whilst Winston Reid and Issa Diop face uncertain futures at the London Stadium.
Everything is up in the air at the moment, however, because of the ongoing global health crisis, but that shouldn’t stop West Ham from identifying potential transfer targets.
And seemingly, it hasn’t.
Bidding war for the Gala ace?
Turkish publication Takvim claims that the Hammers are ready to pay around €15 million (£14 million) for Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama.
But Fanatik claims that Everton, Wolves and Aston Villa have already made contact with the seven-capped Democratic Republic of Congo international’s agent.
So West Ham will have to act fast if they want to sign the 26-year-old.
Luyindama is a strong centre-back, but he can also play in defensive midfield.
In 10 league outings for Gala this season, the 26-year-old has won 4.4 aerial duals on average per game. He has also averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per game during those appearances (Who Scored).
Galatasaray chairman Mustafa Cengiz described Luyindama as a player with real character who has the heart of a warrior.
For just £14 million, whichever club wins the race to sign Luyindama could secure themselves an absolute bargain.
And it seems as though West Ham we really have their work cut-out, with Everton, Wolves and Aston Villa reportedly already making moves to sign the centre-back.