West Ham want to sign Attila Szalai from Fenerbahce this summer according to a report from NTV Spor.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is thought to be in the market for a new centre-back this summer.

In fact, signing an established central defender is one of the Scot’s top three priorities this summer (Claret and Hugh).

West Ham have already been linked with a plethora of centre-backs this summer.

And now there is a new name to add to the list.

Fenerbahce's training session in Antalya
West Ham target Attila Szalai during a Fenerbahce training session (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

West Ham chasing Attila Szalai

NTV Spor claims that the Hammers want to sign the 23-year-old centre-back. We could face competition for his services from Leicester, however.


Standing at 6ft 4in tall, the 13-capped Hungary international is an imposing figure. He is incredibly strong, athletic and dominant in the air.

A Spor recently claimed that he has impressed so much in just four months with Fenerbahce that the Turkish giants will not sell him for anything less than £23 million.

Fenerbahce v Kasimpasa - Turkish Super Lig
Hammers target Attila Szalai in action for Fenerbahce (Photo by Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

He obviously has no experience in the Premier League, however. So signing him would represent a risk for West Ham.

What signings don’t have any risk attached, however? Not many, if any at all.

Szalai seems to have all of the ingredients needed to go on and become a truly top class centre-back.

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Perhaps if we could pick him up for closer to £15 million, it would be a deal worth pursuing for West Ham this summer.

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