West Ham United are plotting a £10million summer move for Olympiakos left back Leonardo Koutris, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable Hammers news source claims that the Greek international is one of three likely arrivals at the London Stadium once the upcoming transfer window opens.
The 23-year-old has been on the Hammers’ radar for some time now, with the Daily Telegraph reporting in November that the team were tracking the player.
Claret & Hugh’s report names Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, a likely £40million arrival, and Alaves centre half Guillermo Maripan (£20million) as potential additions.
Koutris has long been thought of as a West Ham target – and as someone who other Premier League teams are looking at as well. He’s had a strong season with Olympiakos so it’s no surprise that he has attracted the attention of several top flight sides. It does seem as if West Ham’s interest in him is concrete, as they have been linked with the left back for several months now. Gomez and Maripan are well-known targets for manager Manuel Pellegrini and will likely be priorities ahead of Koutris. However, it would be a major surprise if the Chilean didn’t target a left back upgrade at some point this off season. If that turns out to be the case, then the Greek international could well be a summer arrival at the London Stadium. Neither Arthur Masuaku nor Aaron Cresswell have consistently impressed this campaign, so you’d think that Koutris would be able to come in and make the position his own in pretty short order.