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The Athletic: Hammers eyeing Netherlands star

West Ham are eyeing a potential deal to sign Owen Wijndal from AZ Alkmaar, according to The Athletic.

The 22-year-old is a left-back who can also play as a wing-back and the Hammers are said to hold an interest in bringing him into the club.

As per the website, boss David Moyes is eyeing a move to reinforce his defensive ranks.

Aaron Cresswell remains the first-choice left-back at the club, but Arthur Masuaku has flattered to deceive as a back-up option.

As a result, it appears that Moyes is keen on a swoop to sign the Netherlands international, who has won 11 caps for his country already.

He has accelerated quickly through the ranks and is currently the Dutch side’s captain, but his contract expires in 2024, and this may be the window in which AZ can receive the highest fee for him.

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He is rated at £10.8m by Transfermarkt but he could end up costing around double that.

Still, Moyes is keen to strengthen his defence this summer and Wijndal is an impressive option.

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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.