West Ham have made an enquiry for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Hammers boss David Moyes has been chasing numerous centre-backs all summer long. And with transfer deadline day now upon us, that search is expected to get more frantic with the clock ticking down.
The east London outfit have been linked with a plethora of exciting defenders during this transfer window including the likes of James Tarkowski (The Telegraph), Daniele Rugani (Corriere Torino), Duje Caleta-Car (the Sun) and Nikola Milenkovic (Gianluca Di Marzio).
But it now seems as though Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah is Moyes’s priority.
The Daily Mail reckon that West Ham have made an official move for the 24-year-old by enquiring about his potential availability.
There is a potential problem for the Hammers, however. Leverkusen allegedly value the 10-capped Germany international at around £33 million (Bild).
So perhaps a loan move to sign Tah will be a more realistic option.
Tah made 25 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen last season. In those outings, the 24-year-old averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 3.8 clearances and 0.5 blockers per game. He also won an average of 2.9 aerial duals per match during that period of games (Who Scored).
The 24-year-old is World Cup winner. And that kind of winning experience would serve West Ham well.
Let’s just hope we manage to get this one across the line today.