West Ham in hunt for 27-year-old international from Euro giants, club will sanction move - report
By Aramide Oladipo
West Ham United are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak this summer, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the European giants are willing to let the 27-year-old leave the club on loan this season and the Hammers are keen on a deal.
The newspaper reports that West Ham are set to face stiff competition to land the midfielder as Chelsea are also desperate to sign him this season.
It is said that the Premier League champions have turned their attention to the Poland international as a deal to bring Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater to Stamford Bridge has failed to materialise.
The report also claims that European sides Valencia, Lyon, Fiorentina and Zenit St Petersurg are all in the running to sign the Pole in the transfer window.
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Krychowiak only signed for the French outfit last season but he struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting lineup, only featuring in 19 matches in all competitions.
The defensive midfielder impressed with his performances for Poland during the European Championships last year where he helped his country to achieve three consecutive clean sheets in the tournament.
Krychowiak currently has five years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Football Insider verdict
After suffering consecutive defeats in the Premier League, it is fair to say that West Ham still need some more additions to their squad. The Hammers are reportedly already in the market for a defensive midfielder with Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho close to a deal but they should also try and pursue Krychowiak this summer. Securing the Pole’s signature would be a shrewd piece of business for West Ham as he has vast experience playing at the top level and he could add the necessary steel to provide protection to the back four. However, with all the teams mentioned, especially Chelsea, it will be extremely difficult for them to convince the midfielder to join them right now given their poor start.