West Ham are considering a move to sign Monaco defender Guillermo Maripan according to a report from The Mirror.

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Ex-Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini tried to sign the 27-year-old defender when he was in charge at the London Stadium (The Daily Mail).

The 31-capped Chile international eventually ended up joining Monaco from Alves for around £15 million, however (Goal).

And now David Moyes is seemingly ready to reignite West Ham’s interest in Maripan.

West Ham target Gullermo Maripan in action for Chile (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

A deal to sign Kurt Zouma appears to be all but done. But the addition of another centre-back may well be a wise move.

West Ham eye Guillermo Maripan swoop

The 27-year-old centre-back is on the Hammers’ radar according to The Mirror.

 

Maripan allegedly could be available for around £17.5 million (The Mirror).

We think the Chilean would be a great addition for West Ham for that fee.

Guillermo Maripan in action for Chile (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Standing at 6ft 4in tall, Maripan is a real man mountain and he would offer us yet another potent threat from set pieces. He is a fantastic defender as well.

In 28 Ligue 1 outings for Monaco last season, the South American scored five goals. During those appearances he averaged 0.9 tackles, one interception and 2.4 clearances per game. He also won an average of 1.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

The 27-year-old is very good with the ball at his feet as well. Maripan averaged 59.4 passes per game and recorded a very impressive completion rate of 90% (Who Scored).

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Signing Maripan as well as Zouma would be great business for West Ham. As long as we get a deal done for a striker as well of course.

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