West Ham have joined a host of Premier League sides now interested in signing Brentford left-back Rico Henry, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Left-back Henry is one of a number of Thomas Frank’s players attracting attention following their play-off final defeat to Fulham earlier this week.
Despite finishing third and being one of the best sides in the Championship all season, Brentford missed out on automatic promotion on the final day before their play-off final loss at Wembley.
Now as the club prepares for another season in the second tier of English football, plenty of Premier League clubs have begun to show an interest in their top performers.
Rico Henry is no exception, the 23-year-old left-back was amongst the division’s best in his position over the course of the campaign, so it should come as no surprise to The Bees that he could be subject to offers this summer.
The Daily Mail report suggests that The Hammers are joined by newly-promoted sides Leeds and West Brom in the hunt for the full-back, as well as Brighton, who are looking to strengthen ahead of another Premier League campaign.
Henry, who has played at Under 19 level for England, has a contract at Brentford which runs until 2023 so with no pressure to sell, the Championship club can demand the highest premium for their man should he wish to make the switch to the top flight.
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For Hammers boss David Moyes, the interest in Henry comes with a sense of intrigue. With an unquestionable need to strengthen his squad’s defensive options, the arrival of Henry could oust regular first-choice left-back Aaron Cresswell.
The potential arrival of Henry could also spell the end for Arthur Masuaku’s time at London Stadium, although the DR Congo international is occasionally deployed further up the field.