West Ham should re-enter race for £28m-rated player, fans would be buzzing - TBR View
West Ham United have been linked with a move for Chelsea player Kurt Zouma and it’s a deal that David Moyes needs to be all over.
The Hammers were brilliant at times last season. Their attacking football earned the team a place in the Europa League and that’s something for supporters to look forward to.
Since arriving for a second spell, Moyes has had the Midas touch. Players like Tomas Soucek Vladimir Coufal have been unbelievable signings.
Zouma has the potential to have a similar impact if he checks in at the London Stadium this summer.
The France defender is set to fall down the pecking order at Chelsea. Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are all ahead of him. Trevoh Chalobah’s emergence has done nothing to help his chances either.
A report recently claimed that West Ham weren’t a million miles away in terms of signing Zouma. Football London suggests it will take £28 million to land the centre-back this summer.
At 26, Zouma would fit the profile of a West Ham signing down to the ground. He has 165 appearances to his name in the Premier League and that experience could be vital.
Moyes has to pounce to take Zouma to West Ham
Zouma is a warrior of a defender. He is strong in the air, can play out from the back and tackles brilliantly well.
The proven international performer earns £46,000-a-week at Chelsea and also boasts the experience of playing in Europe.
It was claimed a couple of days ago that West Ham might withdraw their interest over wage demands.
The Hammers should return though. At £28 million he could represent a steal and given his age, he still has bags of time left in the game.
Zouma won’t feature much for Chelsea and ultimately he might have to change his demands in order to get his move.
West Ham should re-enter the race and get themselves a coup out of the transfer window.