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West Ham target French ace

West Ham are interested in signing Rennes left-back Adrien Truffert to replace Aaron Cresswell, according to ExWHUemployee.

Rennes are poised to be open to selling French youth international left-back over the summer despite the 21-year-old appearing in the majority of Rennes matches last season.

Under contract with Rennes until June 2025, the Brittany side are open to the French youth international’s departure for a deal of around €15m (£13m), potentially excluding bonuses.

The 21-year-old, classified as a ‘wunderkind’ by data analytics site Soccerment, his default position is left back but he can also play left wing back.

Truffert has made one appearance for the French senior squad and is tipped to hold down a regular place.

Aston Villa were keen tp sign him  during the January window, a bid that was rejected by Rennes Sporting Director Florian Maurice.

Inter Milan also demonstrated a strong interest in the French U21 full-back, but L’Équipe reckon that Truffert’s most likely next destination is the Premier League.

 

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