web analytics

Irons lining up move for £8.5m defender – report

West Ham are interested in doing a deal to sign Arthur Theate from Bologna in the summer transfer window, according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Hammers have been linked with a potential swoop to sign the defender, with reports emerging last week.

Bologna are said to be considering a switch to a back three for the next season, meaning that the Belgium international would suddenly become surplus to requirements.

As a result, the Hammers are said to be lining up a potential move to bring the 22 year old to England.

Bologna are willing to let the centre-back go for around £8.5m, a cheap fee that is well within the Irons’ budget.

Start supporting Claret and Hugh today Claret & Hugh’s team of creators work with passion and pride to bring you the quality of content that keeps you coming back for more. Support for our creators, however big or small, will help us keep your Hammers content fresh, frequent and loyal to the club. £5 per month £10 per month £20 per month £50 per year

Of course, David Moyes is desperate to sign a new centre-back this summer and is also eyeing Nayef Aguerd of Rennes, but Theate could be an interesting back-up option.

He made 31 appearances in Serie A this season as Bologna finished 13th.

Click Here for Comments >

About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.