By Pranav Shahaney

6th Aug, 2022 | 9:08pm

ExWHUemployee: West Ham can sign Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai for £10m

West Ham can reportedly secure the services of Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai for £10million this summer.

According to ExWHUemployee, the Hammers hierarchy has been left impressed with him due to his ability to play as a left-sided centre-back and a left-back as well.

They have been in talks with him for a while and is being targeted amid Nayef Aguerd’s absence due to injury.

Ex wrote, “Attila Szalai of Fenerbahce being a target. Talks have been ongoing for a while and the club admire his ability to play on the left side of central defence or at left back. He impressed in games against England for his nation and could be available for around £10m.”

Good news

If the defender is available for the price, that’s mentioned, then it should be a good deal for West Ham.

The Hammers thought that they had solved the defensive issues when they signed Aguerd.

However, they could not predict that he would sustain a long-term injury. That would mean that they would have to re-enter the transfer market for another player.

Szalai comes in highly recommended and would arguably be regular for West Ham.

He would partner Zouma at the heart of defense and the duo would be an imposing presence in front of the goalkeeper.

Whether or not the Hammers get this deal done remains to be seen, but this is something that we would be excited by and hopefully, Rob Newman can seal this deal in the coming days before the second gameweek of the season.