Irons Race Everton for Jet-Heeled Defender

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West Ham United and Everton are locked in a transfer battle for highly-rated defender Jackson Tchatchoua, according to The Hard Tackle.

The Hammers are keen on signing the 22-year-old following his impressive debut season with Hellas Verona in Serie A. Tchatchoua’s versatility, with the ability to play on both flanks, makes him a valuable asset. However, West Ham primarily sees him as a right-back, a position set to be vacated by the departed Ben Johnson

Tchatchoua’s contribution to Verona’s Serie A campaign was significant. His 26 appearances played a vital role in the club’s fight for survival, ultimately avoiding relegation. Verona, having invested €3 million to acquire him from Belgium, are now bracing themselves for potential offers and hoping to turn a profit on their investment.

The young defender’s successful debut season in Italy could see him tempted by a move to the Premier League. West Ham views Tchatchoua as a potential competitor for the starting right-back position, currently occupied by Vladimir Coufal.

The Merseysiders have emerged as surprise contenders for Tchatchoua’s signature. He is seen as a potential solution to their right-back woes, with Seamus Coleman nearing the twilight of his career and Nathan Patterson’s inconsistency raising concerns.

With Tchatchoua’s contract having three years remaining, Verona holds a strong position in negotiations. Both Everton and West Ham will need to present compelling offers to convince the Italian club to sell.

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  • JCW says:

    It must be a serious dilemma for any player, should I join a club that has never won the title, or a club that has won it 9 times and now under new ownership has every chance of being regular challengers to do so again, real dilemma, NOT.

    • John Ayris says:

      Remind me when Everton last won the title someone, oh yes it was as recent as 1987 thirty seven years ago they’ve been that outstandingly good in the last four decades. Remind me whether Everton have been closer to relegation or to the title in recent years someone, oh yes they’ve escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth for the last three seasons. Who exactly do you think is taken in by your ancient history other than you ? The comments left on this site by the supporters of other teams are in the main laughable…

    • Ian says:

      I’d be very surprised if Everton are serious challengers for the title anytime soon.

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