West Ham close to completing €12m deal for Harold Moukoudi

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol ‏ is today reporting that West Ham are closing in on a €12m deal for AC Le Havre centre-back, Harold Moukoudi.

Promising defender

Moukoudi has spent all of his short career in France with AC Le Havre.

Moukoudi was promoted to AC Le Havre’s first team in the summer of 2016 and has since gone on to make 45 appearances for them.

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In his 45 appearances, Moukoudi has scored four and assisted one. The 20-year-old also has a plethora of experience in France’s youth teams.

Moukoudi made 10 appearances for France’s under 16 side, in which he scored one. He also made one appearance for France’s under 17 side, three for their under 18’s and four for France’s under 20 side.

However, this is still not a huge amount of experience for a Premier League side but given West Ham have already signed two centre-backs this summer, both of which are older than Moukoudi, it is likely he is being bought as a future first-team star anyway.

Manuel Pellegrini

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 11: The Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini poses with the Premier League trophy at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

New recruits

So far West Ham have added seven players to their squad this summer.

West Ham broke their transfer record when they signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a fee of around £34.2m.

The Hammers also splashed the cash on Issa Diop from Toulouse and Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for whom they paid £22.5m and £18m respectably.

Pellegrini was also able to secure the signings of Lukas Fabianski from Swansea for a fee of around £7.2m, Fabián Balbuena from Corinthians for around £3.6m, Ryan Fredericks on a free and Jack Wilshere on a free.

And despite all of these top signings West Ham could well be set to add a few more names before the window shuts.

One of which could well be Moukoudi.

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