West Ham United in talks with Marcos Acuna

West Ham United are reportedly in talks with Sevilla for 31-year-old World Cup winner Marcos Acuna.

According to 90min, Premier League side West Ham United are in talks for Sevilla defender Marcos Acuna as the summer transfer window draws to a close.

The Hammers are rebuilding their side following the record transfer of former skipper Declan Rice to Arsenal. Flush with cash, David Moyes has already brought in Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Konstantinos Mavropanos.

While a deal for Mohammed Kudus is close to being completed, the Irons are still eyeing a new left-back. The Hammers are keen to bring in a player who can compete with Emerson for the left-back spot and are willing to let veteran Aaron Cresswell leave should an able replacement be brought in.

Acuna is an experienced player who was a key part of Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup winning squad. Good on the ball, the 31-year-old is an excellent technician who can dribble, pass and cross with good proficiency.

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The Argentine international is also attracting attention from Nottingham Forest, and it remains to be seen if both the Premier League sides will indulge in a bidding war for the Sevilla man. Either side will benefit from his experience and winning mentality despite not likely to be a long term option in the role.

Even if a deal is agreed before the summer transfer window closes, Acuna will not be ready to feature for at least the coming weeks. The 31-year-old is currently nursing an injury and has two years left on his current deal at Sevilla.

West Ham won the UEFA Europa Conference League last season and will take part in this year’s UEFA Europa League. While they might have lost Rice, the money brought in has allowed them to strengthen several spots on the roster.

Acuna could prove to be a solid addition adding experience and a much-needed winning mentality to the roster. It will also be an upgrade over Cresswell, who has seen better days in the past. Acuna is versatile enough to play anywhere on the left-flank, offering Moyes options when it comes to deploying him. The onus will now be on the recruitment team to get the deal over the line.

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