West Ham United are back in the market for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake while David Moyes searches for key summer recruits.
It’s no great surprise that West Ham are being linked with signings of the centre-back.
Issa Diop’s future looks far away from West Ham and Angelo Ogbonna is well into his 30s recovering from a serious injury.
West Ham would likely want to sell Diop then replace him with a signing to bolster Moyes’ backline.
The latest rumor surrounds Ake with The Times claims that Moyes is considering a summer move to sign the Manchester City man.
Ake was heavily linked with West Ham in January. Eurosport claims that Ake was interested in a move to West Ham should the opportunity present itself.
However, the January window ended without West Ham, who may prefer to wait until the summer.
Ake, 27, has started just eight Premier League games and 15 in all competitions this season.
With the World Cup approaching, Ake doesn’t want to risk missing out on a place in the Netherlands squad.
That could mean Ake might want to move on this summer, with West Ham now emerging as a potential target.
Ake cost City a staggering £41million back in 2020 when Pep Guardiola pounced to sign him after Bournemouth relegation.
City would likely get most of that money back, meaning a deal for Ake won’t exactly come cheap for West Ham.
Ake would also give West Ham a left-footed option in defence, something only Ogbonna and, in a back three, Aaron Creswell can offer.
Perhaps that’s why Moyes is looking to Ake, who would be lucky enough to be part of that superb West Ham side that made it to the Europa League semi-finals.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/19/west-ham-manchester-city-nathan-ake/ West Ham return for £41m Manchester City player who was looking to sign for Moyes in January