West Ham have apparently made a bid for Bradley Locko but remain some way short of Brest’s asking price.

David Moyes has been working towards having an incredibly strong starting XI over the past few years. Signings like Lucas Paqueta and Mohammed Kudus show the level that the club are wanting to be at. The squad is getting to the point where the focus can shift slightly from massive signings, to young prospects with an incredibly high potential.

One such player is Breat’s Bradley Locko. The left back has started every game for the French side this season, and has been one of the best in his position statistically. His strong attacking and defensive abilities make him the ideal understudy to Emerson.

According to Cagatay Celik, the Hammers have had an initial bid of £7 million rejected for Locko with his club hoping for something in the region of £10 million. In today’s market, £10 million is incredibly cheap for someone with as much potential as the 21 year old possesses.

If the report is true, West Ham should not risk losing out on such a talented youngster over the sake of £3 million. In reality, it is an incredibly small risk to take but one that could result in big rewards.

Both sides of the Irons’ defence desperately need some cover, especially if Ben Johnson does not end up signing a new contract, and Locko is exactly the type of player they should be signing.

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