West Ham are interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matviyenko according to a report from 90 Min.
Central defence is clearly an area where Hammers boss David Moyes needs to strengthen at the London Stadium.
The injury sustained by Angelo Ogbonna on Saturday against Celtic just highlighted West Ham’s need to sign a centre-back even more so.
The Hammers have already been linked with a plethora of central defenders since the transfer window opened.
And now there is yet another one to add to the list.
West Ham eyeing Mykola Matviyenko swoop
90 Min claims that Moyes could try to bring the 25-year-old defender to the London Stadium this summer.
The 41-capped Ukraine international is valued at around €30 million (£26 million) according to Sky Sports.
We think that the Ukrainian ace would be a great addition for the Hammers.
The 25-year-old is a cultured defender. Standing at 6ft, he isn’t the tallest, but he reads the game brilliantly well.
Matviyenko is left-footed and can also operate at left-back. If West Ham could get the fee down to closer to £20 million, it would be very good business for us.
The fact that he can operate in two positions is a huge bonus. The Ukraine is a tenacious tackler and is hard as nails.
He seems to have everything needed to succeed in the Premier league. This is definitely one we could get on board with.