West Ham United allegedly now want to sign Abdou Diallo from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Media Foot who claim that PSG will demand around £17 million from the Hammers for the 26-year-old defender.
David Moyes has been a very busy man indeed in the transfer market this summer. The Scot has already brought Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes and Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium.
Moyes’s work is far from done though and the addition of a left-back and a centre-back may well be next on his agenda.
And it seems as though the Hammers boss could kill two birds with one stone…
West Ham eye Abdou Diallo swoop
Media Foot claim that the Hammers are set to battle it out with Napoli and Rennes for the PSG star this summer.
Moyes is clearly very keen to bolster his defensive ranks at the London Stadium further still before the start of the new season in 10 day’s time.
We think that the 26-year-old would be a very smart addition indeed for West Ham for just £17 million, considering the fact that he can play in both the left-back and centre-back positions.
Diallo made 12 appearances for PSG last season. During those outings, the 26-year-old averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.1 clearances per match.
He made an average of 58.7 passes per game and recorded a completion rate of 88.8% (Who Scored).
Diallo is absolutely rapid. In two Champions League games for PSG last season he clocked speeds of 30.3 km/h (UEFA).
He is also very apt at winning back possession for his team and averaged 7.5 ball recoveries per game in the Champions League last season (UEFA).
The PSG ace seems to have everything West Ham need. He would be a fabulous long-term replacement for Aaron Cresswell. He can play in central defence as well.
The Senegal international possesses the physical attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League. He’s been described as a ‘brilliant’ defender by National World.
And we think that West Ham signing Abdou Diallo is a real no brainer this summer.