Stuart Holden comments on reported West Ham United target Aaron Long

New York Red Bulls midfielder Aaron Long (33) and referee Alex Chilowicz during the second half of the Major League Soccer game between the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact on...

West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Aaron Long from New York Red Bulls.

New York Red Bulls midfielder Aaron Long (33) fights for a header with Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) during the first half of the Major League Soccer game between the...

Former USA international midfielder Stuart Holden has given his take on reported West Ham United target Aaron Long on Twitter.

According to ESPN, West Ham are interested in signing Long from Red Bulls in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Hammers made a number of offers for the 26-year-old USA international central defender, but their last bid was in mid-July for $3m (£2.77m).

 

The defender’s agent, Shaun Higgins, has told ESPN that Red Bulls want as much as €15m (£13.83m) for the 26-year-old.

Former USA international midfielder Holden, who played in England with Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers, has spoken highly of Long, but he does not think that the defender is worth €15m (£13.83m).

New York Red Bulls midfielder Aaron Long (33) goes to the ground after getting hit by Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) during the first half of the Major League Soccer...

Busy summer for West Ham United

West Ham have been quite busy in the summer transfer window and have made a number of signings.

The Hammers have secured the services of Pablo Fornals, David Martin, Roberto, Christian Veliky and Sebastien Haller.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be aiming to challenge for a top-six finish in the Premier League table this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of LA Galaxy fights for the ball against Aaron Long #33 of New York Red Bulls during the MLS match between LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on May...

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