It's true: Coach suggests a 34 million-foot player would join West Ham, but discussions have reached

It's true: Coach suggests a 34 million-foot player would join West Ham, but discussions have reached ...

Bruno Genesio admits that Nayef Aguerd is in advanced discussions to leave the Ligue 1 side, with West Ham United closing in, speaking with RMC Sport.

While the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement on the bonuses included in a transaction that should end up being West Hams'' most costly transfer since Sebastien Haller, all signs are pointing to Aguerd as a centre-back in 2022.

According to The Guardian, The Hammers are nearing the signing of the 26-year-old Morocco international. A claim backed up by Fabrizio Romano''s depreciation.

While former Lyon manager Genesio was hesitant to confirm that the London Stadium will be Aguerds destination, he admitted that Rennes will have to cope without one of France''s most impressive central defenders next term.

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It is true that there are more thorough discussions about Nayef, that he expressed his desire to pursue another adventure, according to Genesio. In these moments, it is always difficult to retain a player.

Nayef will not travel to Rennes next year, but there''s a good chance.

Genesio confirms that he intends to introduce a new centre-half before the summer is out, with Jason Denayer, the soon-to-be-benefit agent, described as a potential successor to Aguerd at Roazhon Park.

Former Dijon defender renowned for his ability in both boxes. Out of his often impressive defensive displays, Aguerd provided four goals and three assists from centre-back as Rennes qualified for Europe last term.

With a natural left-footed option at the heart of the West Hams backline, Kurt Zouma played as a left-sided centre-half for the last season. But the former Chelsea man remains more comfortable on his right foot.

He is a great player, according to former Dijon forward Florent Balmont. With a lot of room for improvement, the player is still a solid player.

He is technically very comfortable. Even if he does not have the most impressive weight, he is very strong physically and loves to go into duels.

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