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West Ham ‘closely following’ Ligue 1 star’s progress, but must beat Italian competition

Gerzino Nyamsi of Strasbourg

West Ham are ‘closely following’ an emerging Ligue 1 star but face competition from Serie A for his services, according to a report.

The Irons could do with reinforcements this summer after failing to bring anyone in during the winter window. They pursued the likes of Darwin Nunez and Kalvin Phillips but couldn’t strike any deals.

David Moyes has done an exceptional job at the London Stadium and is deserving of some funds to improve his squad.

One area he may look to improve is central defence. Injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma have held West Ham back slightly this campaign.

And with Craig Dawson the wrong side of 30, Moyes could do with a new centre-back arriving in east London.

According to Sport Witness, who cite French outlet RMC Sport, one player they are monitoring is Strasbourg’s Gerzino Nyamsi.

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The Frenchman has featured in every Ligue 1 match since joining Strasbourg from Rennes for just £1.35million in August.

He has put in some solid performances, helping the club to pull off impressive wins over Saint-Etienne, Nice and Montpellier.

Strasbourg have broken into the top four and Nyamsi has played a big role in that achievement.

His stats are some of the best in the French top flight, resulting in West Ham scouts keeping tabs on him.

Strasbourg star Gerzino Nyamsi

Due to this, the Premier League outfit are ‘closely following’ Nyamsi ahead of a potential bid in the summer.

They believe he could rejuvenate Moyes’ defence, potentially playing alongside compatriot Zouma next season.

However, West Ham are not the only club eyeing Nyamsi. The report claims Napoli made a bid for the 25-year-old in January, only to see it rejected.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are following him, just like West Ham, setting up a potentially exciting transfer race.

Whichever team Nyamsi ends up signing for, Strasbourg will likely make a big profit. The £1.35m they paid last year becomes more of a steal each week.

Nyamsi made two appearances for the France U20 side earlier in his career but hasn’t been able to get a senior cap.

Performing well for West Ham or Napoli next term may help him do just that.

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