West Ham interested in French midfielder

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Sources in France say West Ham have expressed an interest in signing Nantes defensive midfielder Abdoulaye Toure.

The 25-year-old is under contract until the summer of 2022 but has thus far rejected the club's offer of a new deal.

And that has alerted West Ham who are reported by France Football to have registered their "concrete interest" in the 6'2" midfield enforcer.

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Likened to former Hammer Cheik Kouyate, who possesses a similar lean build, Toure has spent the last six years with Nante having joined from regional side Vendee Poire-sur-Vie Football.

Whilst he is yet to be capped by Didier Deschamps' full French national team he represented the country as a youth at all levels from Under 16 to Under 20.

The player is valued around the EUR15million mark, although West Ham are said to have expressed a wish to take the player on loan intially.

It is also suggested that the Hammers have been taking a close look at Steven N'Zonzi and Marseille's Morgan Sanson, although the latter is said to be reticent to move to the Premier League despite being available for sale.

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