West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has backed up claims emerging from Turkey about a new Hammers target.

West Ham star Coufal schools Liverpool’s Robertson to bag brilliant assist

David Moyes has four key priorities at West Ham this summer.

One of those is to sign a new centre-back after the departure of Fabian Balbuena.

With the transfer window now open, West Ham have been linked with a host of central defenders.

Fenerbahce's Hungarian stopper Attila Szalai
Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

West Ham need a new centre-back with Szalai a new name in the frame

There have been some very familiar names among them with many reports claiming Moyes remains keen on defenders he was interested in last summer such as James Tarkowski.

But a report from Turkey over the weekend linked a new name with a move to West Ham, Hungarian defender Attila Szalai.

West Ham are expected to make an approach to sign Fenerbahce star Szalai according to a report from NTV Spor.

West Ham United v Everton - Premier League
Photo by Andy Couldridge Pool Getty Images

Insider ExWHUemployee confirms Turkish reports that West Ham are interested in towering Hungarian

NTV Spor claims that the 23-year-old Hungary international is on the Hammers’ radar.

 

And the report states that Moyes will keep a close eye on the 6ft 4in centre-back during the Euros.

When West Ham fans want answers regarding transfers they often turn to insider ExWHUemployee.

And Ex has backed up the claims from Turkey after discussing West Ham’s interest in the towering defender on The West Ham Way podcast (June 13th).

Fenerbahce v Kasimpasa - Turkish Super Lig
Photo by Serhat Cagdas Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

‘I think he will be a target if others don’t come off’

“Another name that’s come up this week and I know that we have looked at this guy in the past – I probably wouldn’t say he’s our first choice target, I would say (Duje) Caleta-Car or Tarkowski would be that – someone that could come if those guys don’t work out is a guy called Attila Szalai,” ExWHUemployee told The West Ham Way podcast (June 13th).

“He’s a Hungarian who plays for Fenerbache. Now I don’t think, as I say, he would be right up there. But I think (he will be) if all these other ones don’t come off.”

According to A Spor Fenerbahce will not consider selling Szalai for anything less than €25 million (£21.4 million).

Hugely conflicting transfer reports emerge but West Ham insider claims have more substance

Have something to tell us about this article?