Report: West Ham challenging Tottenham for Ozan Kabak

Mauricio Pochettino, Managear of Tottenham Hotspur and Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United  embrace prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham...

West Ham United are reportedly joining the race for Ozan Kabak.

Ozan Kabak of Stuttgart in action during the Bundesliga playoff first leg match between VfB Stuttgart and 1. FC Union Berlin at Mercedes-Benz Arena on May 23, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

According to The Guardian, West Ham United have registered their interest in signing Stuttgart defender Ozan Kabak this summer, with a bargain deal possible.

Kabak, 19, only joined Stuttgart from Galatasaray in January, but his outstanding performances meant that he ended the season with the Rookie of the Season award.

The Turkish talent sadly couldn't keep Stuttgart in the Bundesliga though, and having been relegated from the top flight, Kabak is now a wanted man again.

 

It's believed that West Ham have made it known that they want Kabak, and the can force a bargain €15million (£13million) move thanks to a release clause in his contract.

However, Bayern Munich are thought to be keen, and the Daily Mail noted over the weekend that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Kabak, as are Arsenal and Manchester United.

That's lofty competition for West Ham to challenge, but Kabak has already made one bold move by joining Stuttgart, and the Hammers will hope that the lure of first-team football can help them win the race.

Ozan Kabak of VfB Stuttgart looks on during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on May 11, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Adding another talented youngster alongside Issa Diop could give West Ham a solid back line for years to come, whilst also being able to learn from the likes of Winston Reid and Fabian Balbuena.

That £13million price is a snip for a Premier League club, and whilst Bayern and Tottenham are daunting to take on, West Ham will feel they have plenty to offer the 6ft 1in centre back.

Mauricio Pochettino, Managear of Tottenham Hotspur and Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United  embrace prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham...

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