West Ham are reportedly considering Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah as a possible target.
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers have widened their search during this summer transfer window in their attempt to sign a new centre-back.
It is claimed that bids have already been made for Burnley’s James Tarkowski, Napoli’s Nikola Maksimovic and Juventus’ Daniele Rugani.
The report explains that West Ham have also looked at Tah as a potential target, but they are yet to make an approach for him.
West Ham appear to be prioritising the signing of a new centre-back, which makes sense to boost the options available to manager David Moyes in the heart of defence.
They thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 in their last league match, but many supporters are still frustrated over the transfer activity.
Tah has been recognised as one of the best upcoming defenders across Europe in the past few years and it’s seems like only a matter of time before he leaves Bundesliga outfit Leverkusen for a huge transfer to an elite club.
Despite the fact it seems unlikely he would come to the London Stadium, it would be a serious statement signing for West Ham if they somehow managed to sign the Germany international and make up for a quiet window so far.
He’s a no-nonsense centre-back that is strong in his tackling and in the air too, but like most modern day defenders he’s great with the ball at his feet and looks tailor-made for the Premier League.