West Ham United’s hopes of signing Steven Nzonzi on loan appear to have received a boost, with the Daily Mail reporting that the midfielder is keen on a move to London this month.
Nzonzi looks set to be on the move during the January transfer window. The Roma man is currently on loan at Galatasaray, but he has fallen out of favour in Turkey.
The Daily Mirror recently reported that Aston Villa want the 31-year-old on loan. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail is now reporting that the Hammers have lodged a loan enquiry for the Frenchman.
And it appears that David Moyes’s men have a crucial advantage in the race.
The Daily Mail reports that Nzonzi is keen to move to London with some of his family living in the city.
It is suggested that Roma want £3.5 million as a loan fee and he is on a hefty wage.
TBR View – Nzonzi could be a good addition if his old form can be rediscovered
Nzonzi was arguably one of the better defensive midfielders in Europe during his time with Sevilla. But he has probably not been as impressive since his £27 million move to Roma (fee reported by the Mirror).
If Moyes can get a deal across the line and can help the former Stoke player rediscover his best form, he could prove to be an inspired addition.
But it will be interesting to see what the Hammers hierarchy make of Roma’s demands in the coming days.
Based on the latest reports, it appears that Nzonzi could be ready to head to the London Stadium if the Irons have a bid accepted.