West Ham chasing Monaco prodigy Chrislain Matsima
Chrislain Matsima is a target for West Ham in the summer transfer window.
The reports in England suggested that West Ham are chasing Monaco centre-back Chrislain Matsima.
The 18-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France.
Matsima has represented France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level, winning 34 caps and scoring one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including West Ham.
David Moyes wants to sign a new centre-back and Matsima is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player David Moyes wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old will offer the West Ham boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Monaco youngster Chrislain Matsima is a target for West Ham. The Daily Mail says West Ham are chasing France youth international Matsima ahead of next season. The 18-year-old, who plays for Monaco, is viewed as one of the best young defenders in Europe with the likes Juventus and Atletico Madrid interested. He is under contact with the French club until 2022. Matsima is highly regarded at Monaco; the youngster featured for the first team in their recent friendly against Standard Liege.”
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Monaco are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the centre-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Good signing for West Ham?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
West Ham must improve their defensive options and the signing of Matsima would be a step in the right direction.
The 18-year-old could be a good fit for David Moyes’ West Ham.
How strong that interest is and whether West Ham will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.