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West Ham: Moyes curious about Koopmeiners

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West Ham United are curious about a deal to convey Teun Koopmeiners to the London Stadium this summer time.

What’s the speak?

That’s based on a report by Italian media outlet CalcioAtalanta (through TEAMtalk), who declare that, after impressing in Italy final season, David Moyes’ aspect have now made an enquiry to Atalanta over a possible transfer for the 24-year-old midfielder.

The report goes on to state that the 59-year-old Hammers supervisor views the Netherlands worldwide as an ideal addition to the likes of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek within the coronary heart of his Irons aspect.

Nevertheless, CalcioAtalanta shut their report by suggesting that the sale of Koopmeiners could be very difficult, with the Serie A aspect unlikely to be prepared to half with one in all their most essential gamers simply weeks earlier than the present market slams shut.

Think about him & Rice

Contemplating simply how thrilling a expertise Koopmeiners undoubtedly is, along with the truth that West Ham already possess one of many main holding midfielders presently enjoying the sport within the form of Rice, ought to Moyes handle to persuade Atalanta to half with the Dutch dynamo this summer time, the Scot could have shaped an imperious duo in the course of the park.

Certainly, the £59m-rated Koopmeiners is kind of clearly an exceptionally artistic outlet within the coronary heart of the Atalanta aspect, with FBref rating the 24-year-old within the high 6% of midfielders in Europe’s large 5 leagues for shot-creating actions per 90, in addition to the highest 17% for passes tried, the highest 18% for progressive passes and the highest 20% for progressive carries over the previous twelve months.

The £31k-per-week expertise can also be a risk within the opposition third, with FBref additionally rating the nine-cap worldwide within the high 20% of midfielders for non-penalty targets per 90, the highest 16% for pictures and the highest 5% for xG assisted – xG which follows a go that assists a shot – over the past 12 months.

In distinction, FBref additionally rank the “imperious” – within the phrases of Chris Godfrey – Rice within the high 10% of midfielders in Europe’s large 5 leagues for progressive carries and the highest 5% for go completion per 90, nonetheless, the England worldwide additionally ranks within the high 4% for interceptions – a metric by which Koopmeiners sits within the backside 14%.

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As such, with each gamers clearly being assured of their development of the ball and boasting a watch for a go, whereas Rice’s attributes additionally make up for what could possibly be described because the Dutchman’s defensive shortcomings, the prospect of the participant who Gian Piero Gasperini dubbed a “chief” lining up alongside the 23-year-old West Ham captain in the course of the park is actually a tantalising one.

Certainly, ought to Moyes handle to get a deal over the road for the Atalanta star this summer time, the 59-year-old wouldn’t solely have shaped an imperious central midfield duo, however he might nicely have introduced collectively the premise of his West Ham midfield for a lot of a yr to return.

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