West Ham United could look at signing Rasmus Kristensen in the summer, with David Moyes keen on his attacking qualities.
According to SportBild, as relayed by Sport Witness, West Ham United are interested in Red Bull Salzburg right-back Rasmus Kristensen and could make an approach for the €13 million rated full-back in the summer.
Rasmus Kristensen has been one of the rising stars in the right-back spot. He has been prolific for Salzburg, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in 31 appearances across all competitions. His displays have been attracting the interest of a few clubs, including West Ham United.
The Danish international is reportedly valued at €13 million, although Salzburg could end up asking for more money if clubs show serious intention over a move. He has been with the Austrian club since 2019 and could be ready to make the leap to a top-level competition such as the Premier League.
The major interest has been coming from West Ham United, who are in a tricky position. The Hammers have been focusing on bringing in a new forward in the January window; they have also looked at quite a few defenders.
Their main area of attention was centre-back, with David Moyes have a shortage of options. While they were linked with a host of players in the previous window, nothing transpired into a move in the end. However, West Ham could address the problems in the summer window, with a new right-back also on the agenda.
In January, West Ham might have been looking at potential options to join the squad. However, with Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks at Moyes’s disposal at right-back, there was no real need for reinforcements.
However, Johnson and Fredericks have expiring contracts, and there is a feeling both would quit the club in the summer. The Hammers could yet secure an extension for Johnson, who has been playing regularly until a few niggling injuries halted his progress this season.
If they fail in keeping hold of the 22-year-old, Moyes would want to bring in a player to compete with Coufal in the position. Kristensen is a viable candidate to fill the role, as the manager seeks a player with an attacking profile.
Kristensen has proved his mettle this term with Salzburg and could fit into the Hammers’ system next season. It should be an interesting signing if West Ham could agree on a decent fee with their Austrian counterparts.