West Ham have made a €20 million (£17 million) bid for Stade Rennais defender Nayef Aguerd according to a report from GFFN.
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The bid has allegedly been rejected, however.
Hammers boss David Moyes clearly wants to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
The Scot appears to be prioritising a move to sign Nikola Milenkovic. As that deal rumbles on, however, the West Ham boss may well be ready to turn his attention elsewhere.
West Ham make Aguerd bid
GFFN reckon that the Hammers have had a £17 million bid for the defender rejected.
Whether we go back in with an improved offer remains to be seen. The Moroccan possesses real quality, however, and it would be well worth our while signing him this summer.
Aguerd would undoubtedly be a very useful addition to David Moyes’s squad.
The 25-year-old can operate at left-back as well as centre-back. So that kind of versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
In 35 Ligue 1 outings for Rennes last season, the Morocco international averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 2.9 clearances and 0.6 blocks per game. He also won an average of 3.5 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).
Aguerd is very strong in the air and has superb concentration levels. He is also a very good passer of the ball.
In 35 league games for Rennes last term he made an average of 77.4 passes per game and recorded an impressive completion rate of 90.4% (Who Scored).
He seems like a superb all round defender.
And if West Ham fail to sign Milenkovic, Aguerd would be a fine alternative.