West Ham are monitoring Hertha Berlin right back Mitchell Weiser, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Hammers look to be scouring Europe to fill the problem position on the right hand side of defence, and it seems club’s scouts have been keeping an eye on the 23 year old after his good performances for Hertha over the past two years.
One obstacle to any move would be the former German Under 21 international’s injury record. This season, the defender has suffered a succession of injuries with back issues and muscle injuries limiting him to just 18 games in all competitions this campaign.
Weiser’s promise as a full back has been clear from a young age. He made his debut for FC Cologne in 2012 at 17 becoming the youngest player to play for the club in the process, and his talent led to a move to Bayern Munich the same year. He made 21 appearances in all competitions for the German giants before making the switch to Hertha in 2015 to get more first team football.
Calciomercato report Weiser is valued at €9million (£7.6m) by his club, and West Ham will no doubt have to consider whether such a price tag is realistic considering the player’s struggles with injuries this season.