West Ham linked with fresh move for Joakim Maehle
West Ham are reportedly keeping a close eye on many right-backs across the Europe.
The reports in England suggested that the Hammers are set to sign Atalanta right-back Joakim Maehle.
The Denmark international only joined Atalanta from Genk in 2021 for 13.7 million euros and his contract runs to June 2025.
In 35 appearances last season, Maehle has managed to score 3 goals and contributed with 2 assists.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 25-year-old and still has tons of room for growth. His record for Denmark is also impressive. Maehle has scored 9 goals in 29 matches for Denmark at senior level.
Maehle will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Atalanta last term.
David Moyes wants to sign a new right-back and Joakim Maehle is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The report claims that West Ham manager has extensively scouted Maehle and is considering a move for the right-back.
The Hammers are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Genk man is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the West Ham’s backline. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Atalanta ace Joakim Maehle remains on the radar of Premier League clubs. Tutto Atalanta reports West Ham are keeping tabs on Maehle. The Hammers are the only club that has shown serious interest in Maehle, whose contract runs out in 2025. However, the Serie A outfit will demand a fee in the region of €18-20million (£15-17m) and won’t sell for anything less.”
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Atalanta are reluctant to let Maehle go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
West Ham have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Denmark international.
Good signing for West Ham?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for West Ham. Maehle will be an ideal choice for Moyes as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
West Ham fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if West Ham are willing to pay the asking price for Maehle.
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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.