The Hammers have been named alongside Newcastle United, Chelsea and AC Milan as those believed to be keen on the towering 23-year old.
Already capped on 23 occasions by Hungary at the senior international level, Szalai has caught the eye with performances for both club and country.
Interest from Premier League & Serie A in Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai. West Ham United, Newcastle United & AC Milan looking at him. All in the market for a centre-back. Hungary international. 23 years old. Would cost around €15m-€20m. #WHUFC #NUFC #ACMilan #Szalai
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) January 17, 2022
The report claims that West Ham are ‘showing interest’ in the former Apollon Limassol man who could cost in the region of £16.7million.
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Valued at £13.5million and under contract in Turkey until 2025 (Transfermarkt), signing the left-footed Hungarian for the mooted fee would represent value for money.
Albeit previously untested amongst Europe’s elite leagues, Szalai played every minute of Euro 2020 in a group containing France, Germany and Portugal.
That experience is almost certain to have acted as an eye-opener for the defender and may endear David Moyes to the signing further.