West Ham have once again been linked with a move for Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car this month.

The Hammers are believed to hold a long-standing interest in the 25-year-old Croatian and could finally make a swoop in the final days of the transfer window.

According to a report from Sky Sports, the French Ligue 1 club would only be interested in sanctioning a permanent departure as the east London club weighed up a loan offer.

That news was relayed by popular Twitter account West Ham News & Views and caused a stir among the fanbase.

This season Caleta-Car has scored once in 15 appearances across all competitions – earning a 7.15 average Sofascore rating in 11 league outings.


Valued at £13.4million and under contract in France until 2023 (Transfermarkt), signing the Croatian for the mooted £17million fee would be superb value for money.

Previously touted as a possible target for Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, it’s apparent there is a genuine talent available.

Vastly experienced having amassed 273 career appearances, Caleta-Car would be able to slot immediately into Moyes’ ranks whilst also being a long term investment.

Would Duje Caleta-Car Be A Good Signing?