West Ham closing in on £30m transfer for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd after failing in bid to sign him last summer

WEST HAM are finalising the small print of a £30million deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

Hammers boss David Moyes is determined so as to add to his defensive choices this summer season and has lengthy tracked Aguerd, 26.

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The east Londoners tried to signal the Morocco worldwide final summer season however Ligue 1 facet Rennes refused to promote.

West Ham have met with the participant and his representatives whereas talks are right down to the finer particulars with Rennes.

The ultimate deal might attain round £30million with the Hammers now negotiating over add-ons and clauses with the French facet.

Moyes battled by means of a defensive disaster throughout final season, along with his facet reaching the Europa League semi-finals and ending seventh within the Premier League.


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Veteran defender Angelo Ogbonna suffered a season-ending ACL injury throughout West Ham’s win over Liverpool in November.

That outcome took West Ham to 3rd within the Prem however they struggled for consistency within the months after his harm – whereas Kurt Zouma had two spells on the sideline through the season.

Craig Dawson additionally performed by means of harm at instances and Issa Diop struggled for type.

West Ham tried to signal Croatian Duje Caleta-Automobile from Marseille in January however couldn’t agree a deal – however they’re transferring rapidly to land Aguerd this summer season.


Moyes is hoping so as to add quite a few new faces as they push to get again into the Europa League and even Champions League subsequent season.

A striker is a prime precedence with Chelsea‘s Armando Broja and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins each properly appreciated, whereas England duo James Ward-Prowse and Kalvin Phillips are each targets in midfield.

Moyes additionally desires so as to add a left-back this summer season as he seems to improve on Aaron Cresswell.

The skilled full-back has been essential to West Ham’s rise underneath Moyes however was twice despatched off within the Europa League knockout levels, together with of their semi-final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.