Ozan Kabak's reported demands make West Ham United move more likely than Tottenham Hotspur

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.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are both said to be battling to sign Ozan Kabak from Stuttgart this summer.

Ozan Kabak of VfB Stuttgart, Hanno Behrens of 1. FC Nuernberg and Patrick Erras of 1. FC Nuernberg battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and 1. FC Nuernberg...

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are both competing to sign Ozan Kabak from Stuttgart this summer.

West Ham and Spurs are both keen on the 19-year-old defender, who has proven to be a big hit in Germany.

Kazak can be signed for just over £13 million, due to a release clause in his contract, and both West Ham and Spurs are considering activating it.

The youngster’s demands may just make West Ham the favourites to sign him though.


The youngster is said to want a move which allows him to play regularly, as he has no interest in leaving Stuttgart to sit on the bench.

That may be bad news for Tottenham, who are unlikely to be able to offer the same assurances of game time as the defender would get at West Ham.

Turkey's Ozan Tufan celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2018 football qualification match between Turkey and Ukraine on October 6, 2016 at Konya arena stadium in Konya.

Spurs already have a huge amount of defensive strength, with Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez waiting in the wings for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

At West Ham though, Kazak would have a genuine chance of walking straight into Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s starting line-up.

And it could be that his demands may a move to the London Stadium far more appealing than Spurs.

Ozan Kabak (R) of Galatasaray in action against Jeramain Lens (L) of Besiktas during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Besiktas and Galatasaray at Vodafone Park in Istanbul,...

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