A new report claims one in and one out is imminent for West Ham as David Moyes makes a big transfer decision.
The transfer window opens in just over 10 days and Moyes has plenty of work to do.
If West Ham want to continue the brilliant progression of the last two years under the Scot then he must be backed in the transfer market.
West Ham had the second oldest squad in the Premier League last season and a host of players are departing or simply not part of Moyes’s plans.
At least six or seven new signings are needed. And the summer transfer window rumour mill has been whirring in recent weeks.
Rival clubs have already been busy striking deals for signings with window opening on June 10th.
And now it looks like West Ham are set to do their first business of a hugely important window according to a new report from The Evening Standard.
The outlet has strong links at West Ham.
And it’s report claims one in and one out is imminent for West Ham as Moyes makes big decision over his centre-backs.
According to The Evening Standard, West Ham are on the verge of signing left-sided centre-back Nayef Aguerd, a move which will spell the end of Issa Diop’s Hammers career.
“West Ham are increasingly confident of making Rennes centre-back Nayef Aguerd their first major signing of the summer,” The Evening Standard reports.
“Talks have been progressing between the clubs and though no final agreement has yet been reached, it is expected that the Moroccan international will head to the London Stadium in a deal worth around €15million (£13m).
“His expected arrival is likely to spell the end of Issa Diop’s West Ham career, with the club willing to listen to offers for the Frenchman, who has been linked with Lazio.”
This is positive, pro-active squad improvement from Moyes if it happens.
Diop has had plenty of chances to prove himself to the Scot but all too often failed to hold down his place in the side.
The £22.5m signing from Toulouse has struggled to force his way past Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma.
The defender was never quite the same after his debut season which saw him once reportedly valued at an eye-watering – and frankly ridiculous – £75m.
But Hammers fans will wish him well if and when he does depart.