West Ham didn’t sign Layvin Kurzawa from PSG in the January transfer window because Arthur Masuaku didn’t leave the club, according to a new report from L’Equipe.
The Hammers did not manage to sign a new player last month but efforts were made to make improvements to the squad.
Kurzawa was said to be a target for the Irons and the French newspaper backs that up on Wednesday, insisting that the Irons were the only English club interested in signing the defender.
However, for a deal to happen, they needed to find a willing buyer to take Masuaku and complete that deal, before making the effort to sign Kurzawa from the French giants.
Of course, that didn’t happen; Masuaku didn’t move on and the Hammers were not able to complete a transfer.
Kurzawa was also offered to clubs in France, namely Lille and Bordeaux, but neither club wanted him, so he has remained in Paris.