Atalanta right-back Joakim Maehle allegedly wants to join West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Calcio Atalanta who claim that the 25-year-old is keen on a move to the London Stadium this summer – that’s in spite of Tottenham’s interest in acquiring his signature.
At first glance, it seems as though West Ham manager David Moyes is well-covered in the right-back department at the London Stadium.
The Hammers boss has Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson and even young Harrison Ashby to call upon.
Look closer though and it could be argued that Moyes does need to strengthen his right-back ranks before the start of next season.
Coufal will be 30 in August whilst Johnson seems to be better when playing at left-back or centre-back. Meanwhile, Ashby, talented as he undoubtedly is, is totally unproven at the very highest level.
So perhaps Maehle is one of Moyes’s priority signings this summer. And it seems as though the West Ham boss will have a great chance of signing him…
Maehle wants to join West Ham this summer
Calcio Atalanta claims that the 25-year-old right-back is very keen to link up with Moyes at the London Stadium this summer.
Tutto Atalanta recently claimed that Atalanta will demand around €20 million (£17.2 million) for Maehle.
We think that for that kind of money, the Denmark international would be a very good signing indeed for West Ham.
He certainly would provide solid competition and cover for Vladimir Coufal.
The 25-year-old is quick, powerful and built perfectly for the robust nature of Premier League football.
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel recently described his international teammate as a ‘machine’ (Goal).
It seems as though this summer transfer window could be an extremely exciting one for the Hammers fans.
And if Maehle really does want to join West Ham United, this should be a really simple one for the club to get over the line.