River Plate are expecting another bid from West Ham boss David Moyes for Gonzalo Montiel, according to a report from Clarin Deportes.
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The Hammers allegedly attempted to sign the 23-year-old Argentine in January, according to TyC, who claim that the east London outfit made a £400,000 loan offer for the right-back, with an option to buy for £8.3 million in the summer.
David Moyes will surely be keen to bolster his right-back ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Despite Jeremy Ngakia’s rise to prominence, West Ham could do with another top class right-back.
And Montiel could be just the man for the job.
Clarin Deportes claims that River Plate are expecting West Ham to go back in for the 23-year-old this summer.
Montiel has racked up three assists in 20 league appearances for River this season (Transfermarkt).
In 19 league outings, the 23-year-old has won 1.5 aerial duals on average per game. He has also averaged two tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.3 clearances in those matches.
According to Talents Hunter, the Argentine is an aggressive defender and has plenty of pace. He is also incredibly explosive. So it seems as though he’s ideally suited to the Premier League.
Infobae claims that Montiel has a €20 million (£17.6 million) release clause inserted into his current contract with River Plate.
And that might just represent excellent value for West Ham. Whether they will be able to afford that kind of fee in the current climate, however, remains to be seen.