West Ham United’s stance on potentially selling Nayef Aguerd has just emerged.

Nayef Aguerd has been linked with a move away from West Ham over the past few weeks with interest from Saudi Arabia (Morocco World News), and the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester City thought to be chasing his signature (Daily Mail).

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However, Aguerd allegedly rejected the chance to leave the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.

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That said, a report back in the summer suggested that West Ham would consider selling the Morocco international for around £50 million, if any clubs came knocking.

It appears as though that’s not necessarily the case though…

West Ham United stance on selling Nayef Aguerd emerges

Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards discussed the Moroccan’s current situation at the London Stadium when speaking on BBC Sport’s Football Gossip Daily.

And Edwards suggested that the Hammers are holding all the cards when it comes to his future:

West Ham United stance on selling Nayef Aguerd emerges
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“The next stage of Jurgen Klopp’s team rebuild will be defence. I’ve been really impressed with Aguerd since he arrived from Rennes for £30million in the summer of 2022. He’s been one of West Ham’s outstanding players and has taken to the Premier League in a way that a lot of foreign centre-backs don’t do. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Liverpool are interested. Manchester City I’m a little bit surprised about. West Ham won’t be at all happy about this whole rumour starting in September. They’ve just lost Declan Rice to Arsenal. That will be my caveat really – West Ham will be under no pressure to sell after receiving £105m for Declan Rice.”

Now, the Hammers may not be under any pressure to sell, but if Liverpool, Man City or the Saudis come in with an offer of £50 million or more for the 27-year-old, I think we’d be silly to turn it down.

Nayef Aguerd has shown real class for West Ham at times, but he’s also proven that he has one too many mistakes in him.

His decision making is incredibly poor at times, as is his sense of position when our opponents hit us on the counter attack.

I’m not saying he’s a bad player because he most certainly isn’t – he just isn’t the finished product.

It will be very interesting to see what the West Ham owners do if they receive a firm offer for the former Rennes man either in the January transfer window or next summer.


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