Hammers step up right-back hunt

19 May

West Ham have been linked with Gregory van der Weil and Mathieu Debuchy as boss Slaven Bilic seeks a new right-back.


West Ham: Hammers step up right-back huntWest Ham: Hammers step up right-back hunt

Netherlands international Van der Weil is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain this summer and they have confirmed he is set to leave the Parc des Princes as a free agent.

Reports in France say West Ham are considering a move for the 28-year-old former Ajax man, but the Hammers also have an interest in Debuchy.


He left Arsenal for Bordeaux on loan in January in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to secure a spot in France’s Euro 2016 squad and he is set to leave the Emirates on a permanent basis this summer.

The 30-year-old joined the Gunners in 2014 in a £12million deal from Newcastle but should be available at a cut-price fee.

Bilic is keen to bring in a new right-back during the upcoming transfer window as Carl Jenkinson has now returned to Arsenal following an injury-hit loan spell and January buy Sam Byram has struggled to establish himself as a regular, with Michail Antonio used as a makeshift full-back for much of the season.

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