West Ham United launch £4 million bid for brother of former Liverpool defender

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Boca Juniors left-back Emanuel Insua is reportedly the subject of a £4m bid from West Ham, as the club continues to search for more help at the position.

Having just sealed £12 million Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia as the club’s fifth summer signing, West Ham United are now setting their sights on a new left-back.

The Hammers added Aaron Creswell from Ipswich Town earlier this month to fill the position, but Sam Allardyce is reportedly after more competition, with a £4 million bid said to have been lodged for Boca Juniors regular Emanuel Insua.

The 23-year-old is the younger brother of former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua, and the Argentine club are reported to be open to offers for his services, despite having impressed in his 25 appearances during the 2013-14 season.

West Ham have been linked to a host of other potential options over the past few weeks, including Nice’s Timothee Kolodziejczak and Croatian international Ivan Strinic, with Insua’s name also cropping up in rumours last month.

The club have already added one player from Argentina this summer, in the form of former Birmingham loanee Mauro Zarate, who joined from Velez Sarsfield, and the arrival of the Boca prospect would prove another solid addition, as the side look to improve upon last season’s underwhelming 13th place finish with upwards of £20 million spent so far.

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