West Ham are in pole positions to sign versatile defender from a Champions League club.

A lack of depth has been West Ham’s biggest enemy this season. If they had recruited better in January, like everyone knew they needed to, then it could have been a very different end to the campaign and David Moyes could potentially still be in a job.

However, they didn’t and now they have Julen Lopetegui at the helm going forward. His role as a head coach is slightly different to his predecessor though as he will have to work with the players the recruitment team gives to him.

In order to get them adapted to his style of play ahead of the new campaign, the Hammers are looking to bring in their new signings early to give the Spaniard the best chance of succeeding. With so many players needed, money has to spent wisely.

According to TEAMtalk, the Hammers have looked across the continent to find some bargains and they may have found one in Fenerbahçe’s Ferdi Kadioglu. The 24-year-old can operate on either side of the defence, offering completion to both Emerson and Vladimir Coufal.

The Turkish giants are expected to demand £22 million for his signature, a reasonable price for someone of his quality. Although Arsenal are also said to be in the race, West Ham are in a much better position as it stands.

In all competitions this season, he has 4 goals and 4 assists, making him a brilliant player when going forwards but also defensively. Lopetegui’s system requires fullbacks that can do both perfectly, and that could make the Turkish defender a perfect fit.

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