Report: Swansea City join West Ham in chase for Gregory van der Wiel

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Swansea City and West Ham United are reportedly keen on Gregory van der Wiel.

According to L’Equipe via the Mirror, Swansea City have joined fellow Premier League side West Ham United in the chase to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Gregory van der Wiel.

The report claims that the Swans and the Hammers are looking at the Holland international right-back as an ideal option this summer considering he is to leave the French capital at the end of his contract.

Van der Wiel’s contract in Paris expires this summer and he has already announced his decision to leave the club, despite playing a number of first-team matches this past season.

The 28-year-old boasts plenty of ability and experience, having played in both World Cup finals and the latter stages of the Champions League.

Swansea and West Ham are both in the market for a new right-back this summer, and there certainly won’t be many about as capable and confident as Van der Wiel, especially on a free transfer.

Wages could prove a potential stumbling block for the Swans, yet the finances in the Premier League these days allows for clubs to potentially stretch their budget and attract renowned top players.

Swansea will be looking for a better season under manager Francesco Guidolin, and the Italian manager will be keen to make some vital additions as he looks to build a new era at the Welsh club.

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