Rubin Kazan right back Moritz Bauer says he is flattered by the interest being shown in him. Italian website Tuttomercatoweb have linked the 25 year old with a move to West Ham, Inter Milan and Valencia.
When asked about moving to one of those clubs by the same website, Bauer responded:
“It ‘s an honour that teams of this calibre are interested in me. At the moment I am happy to Rubin Kazan, where I can still grow a lot, but if they come in the summer with a very good deal for all parties involved [then I] will evaluate it carefully.”
Bauer has featured 20 times in all competitions for Rubin this season, making four assists so far. The Hammers are looking for a right back in the summer. At 25, he would perhaps be a younger alternative to other full backs currently being linked with West Ham.
32 year old Pablo Zabaleta and 34 year old Bacary Sagna of Manchester City have been the two players who are rumoured to be on the Hammers’ radar. Both players are out of contract at the end of the season and will be available on free transfers.
Stoke City’s Glen Johnson was also said to be a target for West Ham but the full back signed a new one year contract to stay with the Potters this week.