West Ham United have made an offer to sign River Plate right-back Gonzalo Montiel according to a report from El Intransigente.
The Hammers won’t have things all their own way, however, with a plethora of clubs having submitted offers for the 24-year-old.
David Moyes brought Vladimir Coufal to the London Stadium in the summer.
The Scot has Ryan Fredericks as his second choice right-back. West Ham could sell the 28-year-old this month according to Football.London.
If the former Fulham man does leave the Hammers, then Moyes will undoubtedly have to sign another established right-back.
West Ham make concrete Gonzalo Montiel move
El Intransigente claims that the Hammers have already submitted an offer for the River Plate ace.
We have been linked with a move for the six-capped Argentina international for around 12 months now (TyC).
It was claimed at the time that Montiel would set West Ham back around £8.7 million (TyC).
That seems like outstanding value for a player like Gonzalo Montiel.
The Argentinian is a tenacious right-back and his playing style is quintessentially South American.
Montiel seems to be ideally suited to the robust and intense nature of the Premier League. And he would provide stiff competition for Vladimir Coufal at the London Stadium.
Signing a new right-back may not be a priority for Moyes this month. Montiel would be a fine addition nonetheless.