By Pranav Shahaney

31st May, 2023 | 8:44am

Juventus to hold transfer meeting with Koni De Winter amid West Ham United and Bayer Leverkusen interest

Juventus will reportedly hold a meeting over the transfer of Koni De Winter amid links to West Ham, Bayer Leverkusen and others.

According to Tutto Juve journalist Mirko Di Natale, Monza and Sassuolo are also keen on securing the 20-year-old’s services.

Out on loan at Empoli this past season, the Belgian has featured on 14 different occasions for them in the Serie A.

Di Natale wrote on Twitter, “On De Winter, currently stopped in the pits due to an injury, there are no offers arrived at Juve. For now there is great interest from Italian (Monza, Sassuolo) and foreign (West Ham, Leverkusen) clubs. In a few weeks the meeting between the parties to decide his future.”

Utility player

The young Belgian can play in multiple positions and this is a sensible signing that would benefit any manager who takes over at West Ham.

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Thus far, nothing has been said about David Moyes and that could be down to the fact that the club do not want to cause any unrest ahead of the Conference League final.

However, in De Winter, the Hammers will get someone who’s capable not just at centre-back, but also at right-back and defensive midfield.

He may not be ready for a first-team role at the London Stadium but could grow into it as time passes and the fact that he can play as a defensive midfielder will certainly help out.

It has been reported that it will cost any club £13.3million to secure the Belgian’s services this summer [Calcio Mercato – 8 April] and that should not be a problem for the Hammers.

They will generate plenty through Declan Rice’s sale which can then help them fund transfers in the future.