Aguerd Exit as Atletico Lead Transfer Tussle

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West Ham United‘s defensive woes could take an unexpected turn for the better, with reports suggesting a potential bidding war for maligned defender Nayef Aguerd.

West Ham conceded a record number of goals in the Premier League this season, and much of the blame falls on their central defenders. Aguerd, a £30 million summer signing, arrived with promise but has been plagued by costly individual errors.

Despite his struggles, Aguerd’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed. According to The Sun, Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are leading the race for his signature, with a £20 million bid on the table. Interest from French clubs Rennes and Lyon further suggests a potential bidding war could erupt.

For West Ham, recouping their initial investment for Aguerd would be a significant positive. The freed-up funds could then be used to acquire a more reliable central defender to shore up their leaky backline.

Aguerd’s departure could have a ripple effect. With a vacancy created at centre-back, West Ham could reignite their pursuit of reported target Max Kilman.

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