West Ham United are ‘monitoring’ Amiens defender Formose Mendy ahead of a potential move to the Premier League, according to The Athletic journalist Adam Leventhal.
The Irons currently find themselves hovering above the relegation zone after a disappointing start to the season, making the need for defensive reinforcements clear, and the 22-year-old has been identified as an ideal target by David Moyes.
Taking to Twitter, Leventhal revealed that West Ham are keeping tabs on Mendy and claimed that initial discussions have already occurred regarding a possible transfer this winter window:
“West Ham monitoring Amiens central defender Formose Mendy, with exploratory talks having taken place. 22, RCB, part of Senegal WC squad. Lens bid rejected.”
TIF thoughts on Mendy to West Ham…
Mendy has only made 66 appearances throughout his career and is still fairly inexperienced at the top level, but he would be an extremely promising signing for the future of the Hammers.
The Dakar native stands at a staggering 6 foot 3 so would provide an excellent presence at the back and also offers versatility, with the ability to operate at right-back alongside centrally.
Mendy also shares the same agent as Flynn Downes, which could potentially give the top-flight club the advantage over their competitors in the race for his signature, having worked with the agency to bring the midfielder in from Swansea.