Tim Steidten is currently overseeing a potential move for an international full-back, it has been reported by ExWHUEmployee.

The clubs Technical Director is said to be at the Asian Cup monitoring a number players who could be potential targets for West Ham, including in this January transfer window.

As has been reported by our club insider Ex previously, David Sullivan has earmarked the Asian market as an area to explore for player recruitment, due to their ability, work rate, plus their commercial and revenue prospects.

It’s well known within football that shirt and ticket sales certainly offset the much of the risk with transfer fees outlaid to sign players from that particular region.

“The two nations that we seem to be particularly focused on are Japan and South Korea,” stated Ex. “There has been some interest in a couple of Japanese players namely Sugawara and Dōan.

“The main interest appears to be in South Korean full back Seol Young-woo, who could be available this January for a bargain price.”

At this stage its understood that Steidten is set to make a decision on whether the player can genuinely make it in the English game during this tournament.

Ex will be keeping fans up to date on the situation as it develops further.