West Ham United have been forced into prioritising the signing of a left-back following a long-term injury to Aaron Cresswell.
West Ham United appear to have taken a huge step in addressing their left-back issues, with Italian media outlet MediaGol reporting that the Hammers have agreed a fee of around £3.3 million with Palermo for Achraf Lazaar.
The report also states that the 24-year-old Moroccan international has put pen to paper on a three-year deal after agreeing personal terms with the East London club.
West Ham's Aaron Cresswell has been ruled out with a long-term knee injury
West Ham's first choice left-back Aaaron Cresswell was ruled out for up to six months after sustaining a serious knee injury in the Hammers' friendly match against Karlsruhe in July and Bazaar would seem to be a useful addition to Slaven Bilic's squad.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
The minimal transfer fee required to prise him away from the Serie A club lends itself to the notion that the West Ham boss could have pulled off another transfer coup.
Lazaar is vastly experienced, despite his young age, and has made 110 appearances during spells with both Varese and current club Palermo.
He also has 16 international caps to his name with Morocco.
MediaGol go on to report that Lazaar will earn around £17,000 per week with the Londoners.
Although he may be a relatively unknown quantity among English football fans, his reported move to the Hammers will be met with a sigh of relief from West Ham fans as their side appear to have finally got a deal over the line.
Lazaar has reportedly agreed personal terms with West ham