West Ham target Ola Aina has allegedly been transfer listed by Torino ahead of the summer transfer window.
Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 25-year-old defender to the London Stadium in the summer according to a report from Calciomercato.
This summer will be an incredibly busy transfer window for Moyes and West Ham with so many players set to be out of contract, moved on or returned to their parent clubs.
One player in particular who is out of contract in the summer is Ryan Fredericks.
The 29-year-old will undoubtedly be allowed to leave on a free. The harsh truth of the matter is that he isn’t good enough to be playing Premier League football.
And if Fredericks is moved on, Moyes will have to bring in another right-back, unless he is ready to promote Harrison Ashby to the senior squad…
West Ham target transfer listed
Torino have decided to place Ola Aina on the transfer list ahead of the summer transfer window.
And Calcio Mercato claims that the Hammers can pick the Nigeria international up for around £8 million.
The 25-year-old joined the Serie A outfit from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 for around £9 million (Goal). And it seems as though Torino are looking to recoup a similar fee for him.
The good thing about Aina is that he can play at both right-back and left-back. He can even play in the left or right wing positions. So signing him would kill two birds with one stone.
Aina has mostly operated as a left-back for Torino this season. In 16 Serie A appearances, the London-born Nigeria international has averaged one tackle, 1.4 interceptions and one clearance per game (Who Scored).
The 25-year-old is incredibly athletic, energetic and has stamina and pace in abundance.
We believe that Aina would be a very strong addition for West Ham United. He would provide strong competition for Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal in the left-back and right-back positions respectively.
£8 million for the Nigerian seems like very good value for the Hammers. And should David Moyes bring Aina back to London from Italy, we believe West Ham will be a lot stronger as a result.