Manchester City's Jason Denayer would be a smart signing for West Ham

Joe Ledley (L) of Wales moves away from Jason Denayer during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match between Wales and Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium on June 12, 2015 in Cardiff, United...

West Ham United should consider a summer swoop for the Manchester City defender.

Sunderland's Dutch defender Jason Denayer (L) vies with West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and...

According to Belgian media outlet HLN, Galatasaray are weighing up a summer bid for Manchester City centre-back Jason Denayer, and West Ham should challenge the Turk's for his signature.

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has a lot of work to do at the London Stadium this summer, if he is to guide his side to a successful campaign this season, and he will surely be looking to bolster his defensive ranks.

With James Collins now departed from West Ham, Angelo Ogbonna on the wrong side of 30 and Winston Reid set to join him in July, an injection of both youth and quality in the central defensive department will be vital for West Ham.

Galatasaray's Jason Denayer (L) vies for the ball with Besiktas' Gokhan Gonul during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Besiktas and Galatasaray on December 2, 2017 at Vodafone...

And Denyaer could be just the man for the job.

The 22-year-old has spent four separate loan spells away from the Etihad with Celtic, Sunderland and Galatasaray (twice), and he has undoubtedly developed into a better player with the experience of playing regular first-team football.

City value Denayer at €10 million (£8.8 million), according to HLN, and that would represent excellent value for the Hammers.

Sunderland defender Jason Denayer reacts on the final whsitle as manager David Moyes heads off during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on...

The Belgian is quick along the ground, and standing at 6ft 1in tall, he is strong in the air. He is physically strong, and is not afraid to mix things up with the opposition, what with his tenacious playing style.

Denayer would be a fantastic addition to the West Ham squad, and for just £8.8 million, they should not hesitate to bring the Belgian to east London this summer.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch