Five ins and outs West Ham could complete this week
West Ham have undergone a major restructure already in the transfer window under Manuel Pellegrini’s guidance but further deals are on the cards.
The Hammers’ spending so far this summer already exceeds £85 million, according to TransferMarkt, and outgoing deals look set to happen in the final weeks of the season to help balance the books at the London Stadium.
In spite of that, Pellegrini is hunting additional recruits following injury setbacks sustained by Andy Carroll and Winston Reid, which means that West Ham could enter the 2018-19 campaign with around £100m invested into their side.
Amidst all the speculation, we have rounded up five deals involving the Hammers that could be completed this week.
Diego Reyes – Free agent
West Ham have already signed Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena to bolster their defensive ranks so far this summer but Winston Reid’s latest setback has left Pellegrini seeking the services of another central defender.
Sky Sports states Diego Reyes is on the agenda for the Hammers, with the 25-year-old having impressed for Mexico at the World Cup and available as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Porto expired.
Newcastle United are also in the hunt for the 53-cap international and Turkish giants Fenerbache are stated to have already submitted a bid to snatch the services of the experienced defender.
Domingos Quina to the Bundesliga
Having entered the final 12 months of his contract with West Ham, the Hammers face a stern fight to retain the services of 18-year-old Domingos Quina and his demands for first-team football could lead to an exit.
The Mirror states that Bundesliga duo Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen are both interested in the Portugal U19 international, who has caught the eye for his nation in the U19 European Championships this summer, while Eredivisie giants Ajax are also eyeing a move.
On top of this, ExWHUEmployee has added that Quina’s agent is touting his client’s services to other clubs in a bid to raise interest in his services.
Miguel Almiron – Atlanta United
The growth of MLS in recent years has often gone under the radar but it is now longer the resting ground for ageing greats in the latter stages of their career, as it is starting to become a hotbed for talent looking to make a name for themselves.
Eastern Conference side Atlanta United, currently sat top of the division, are prime examples of this and Paraguay star Miguel Almiron has attracted interest from the Premier League, with The Sun stating both West Ham and Newcastle are eyeing a £10 million move.
While the 24-year-old is keen on a move to the Premier League, Atlanta are determined not to sell as they seek glory in the MLS Cup this season and persuading the North American side into a deal will prove to be extremely difficult.
Reece Oxford – Borussia Monchengladbach
Reece Oxford may not have had a lot of playing time during his spell on-loan with Borussia Monchengladbach last season but the 19-year-old seems to have made an impression during his time in the Bundesliga.
Gladbach are keen on signing the teenager on a permanent basis and may now have the ability to do exactly that, as Football.London reports West Ham are willing to approve a sale if an offer worth £10 million is placed.
After making his first-team debut at the age of 16 under Slaven Bilic, Oxford has failed to establish himself as a regular in the squad and a departure this summer makes sense for all parties.
“We first of all want to keep hold of him after the winter, and we have inquired about the possibilities of a purchase and exploratory talks are underway. Good Bundesliga players are always an interest for us.”
Nicolas N’Koulou from Torino
Another potential centre-half target for West Ham, and an alternative to the aforementioned Diego Reyes, L’Equipe states West Ham and Newcastle will be at loggerheads in the market once again as they fight to land Nicolas N’Koulou.
The 78-cap Cameroon international impressed on-loan with Torino last season and made a switch permanent earlier this summer for around £3.1m but could be on the move once again – although Sevilla are also keen on the 28-year-old.
Boasting a wealth of experience following a lengthy stint in France, where he represented the likes of Monaco, Marseille and Lyon, N’Koulou could be the ideal candidate to fill the void left by Reid’s injury setback.
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