By Joe Ellis

13th Jun, 2022 | 6:40pm

West Ham United enquire about Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha

West Ham United have enquired about the availability of Hertha Berlin’s left-sided defender Jordan Torunarigha, according to Florian Plettenburg.

The 24-year-old spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Belgian Pro League side Gent but only played seven games during that spell outside of Germany.

Despite that, Gent have made a £1.7million bid – plus add-ons – that has already been rejected by both Torunarigha and Hertha.

Plettenberg, a journalist for Sky Sports Germany, reported via his personal Twitter account on Monday 13 June that the Hammers and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg had both enquired about the German’s situation with a potential summer move in mind.

He could be available for a very cheap price too with Hertha supposedly willing to accept an offer of as little as £4.2million to sell Torunarigha this summer but he is more likely to remain in Germany than make a switch to England.


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A left-sided centre-half is exactly what David Moyes is searching for to complete his West Ham, defence and this could be the ideal man to do just that.

Adding that balance for such a cheap price is the kind of opportunity that rarely comes around in football nowadays and we would be foolish not to at least try and pursue a deal.

We have to remember that Torunarigha doesn’t have to come in as our starting central defender with Nayef Aguerd also close to a move to the London Stadium from Stade Rennes [90min].

For only £4.2million, he can be a backup for the most part and if he goes on to become a starter, then we’ve found ourselves another Craig Dawson-esque bargain.

It is as low risk of a transfer as you can get in the modern market and it would be a real oversight on our part if we don’t even make an attempt to sign him, therefore allowing him to sign for Wolfsburg, Gent or any other side with no hassle.

In other West Ham news, the Irons are getting ever closer to being the sole owners of the London Stadium as they pay a large proportion of a major redevelopment.

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