West Ham reportedly wanted to sign Marseille star Morgan Sanson last summer and may now have received a transfer boost that he’s available for a much cheaper price.
According to Le10 Sport, the Hammers made a £32million offer last summer for the Ligue 1 midfielder and failed to land his signature.
It is understood now though that Marseille are prepared to let him leave for around £23million, with his contract expiring in 2022 with the French club.
The report explains that the 25-year-old continues to be monitored in England.
Sanson is a key player for a Marseille team that are sat second in Ligue 1 and he’s at an age where he should still keep improving.
The central midfielder is a decent threat going forward, with five goals and five assists in just 30 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
He is an all-action midfielder that can contribute in attack and is positive in possession, but can put his foot in too.
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West Ham have Declan Rice and loanee Tomas Soucek as two impressive young midfielders in their ranks, plus experienced captain Mark Noble.
But David Moyes’ side could do with more reinforcements at the London Stadium for next season and should be able to attract decent player as long as they are still in the Premier League.
Sanson has proven himself to be a top player in France’s top-flight in recent seasons, so West Ham should now certainly be back on his trail now that he could be available for a reduced fee of just £23million.