West Ham United and Leicester City have seemingly received a further boost in their reported bids to sign Dakonam Djene, with his agent telling Marca that he wants to move to England this summer.
The Daily Mail reported this week that the Hammers and Foxes were tracking Djene having been put off by his £36 million release clause last summer.
The Mail noted that Getafe are now willing to sell the 28-year-old for around £10 million. It was stated that the centre-back would prefer a move to the Premier League.
And Nico Onisse has now confirmed that he wants to be able to head to England.
“Djene knows exactly what he owes to Getafe, its president, the coach, the fans, but after 3 years at the club, being an ambitious player, he would very much like to show the English that it is not necessary to measure 1.90m to be a great central defender there,” he told Marca.
Interestingly, Marca has claimed that Djene would be more than happy to stay should no acceptable bids come in for him during this window.
If he is available for just £10 million however, it would be a big surprise if he did not secure a move away.
He has made over 100 appearances in La Liga and is an experienced international. And as he is not going to cost a considerable sum, it may be a no-brainer for at least one of the Premier League sides to make a move.
It would appear that agreeing personal terms with Djene are unlikely to be difficult with the defender’s heart seemingly set on securing a chance in England.