By Joe Ellis

5th Aug, 2022 | 6:30am

West Ham United re-enter race to sign Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi

West Ham United have joined the race to sign Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi, according to Dutch media outlet 1908.

The 25-year-old is a one-time Argentinian international and has enjoyed a stellar time in Rotterdam and helped De club aan de Maas to the final of the 2021-22 Europa Conference League final where they were beaten by Roma.

But after three seasons as a regular at De Kuip, Senesi could now be after a new challenge and West Ham are one of two Premier League sides who are looking to make a move.

Newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth are set to rival the Irons in the transfer chase and with such strong interest, Feyenoord now believe that they will be unable to keep the Argentine at the club.

The multiple-time Dutch champions have set a lowly asking price of £12.6million and West Ham could move on that after £30million summer purchase Nayef Aguerd picked up an injury to rule him out for weeks at the start of the season.

Panic

Aguerd may be out of action for a period of time but that shouldn’t be a catalyst for panic within the London Stadium and new targets acquired.

Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma are a perfectly capable duo to fill in while the Moroccan recovers and Issa Diop is still at the club for now so is able to be the backup for David Moyes.

Bringing Senesi in would just add yet more bodies in a position that is already over-bloated with Angelo Ogbonna also around the club to fill in when necessary.

That £12.6million could easily be put towards a bigger addition in the attack or – if it is earmarked for a defender – the club should be looking for a much younger player than 25 years of age.

Moyes and his recruitment team have to get their ideas together and realise where the main priorities lie in the transfer window rather than returning to positions they have already sorted this summer.