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West Ham made a mistake by not signing Argentina hero for just £6 million last year

West Ham will surely now be regretting not having pushed harder to sign Argentina World Cup hero Gonzalo Montiel in the summer of 2021, writes the HammerNews.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly could have brought Montiel, 25, to the London Stadium or just £6 million last year (AS).

Just a few weeks later, the right-back moved to Sevilla for £7 million (Zach Lowy).

And that mistake has now been exacerbated, considering our current weakness in the right-back department.

Montiel was Argentina’s World Cup hero out in Qatar, scoring the decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out against France in the final.

Every time he played for his country at the World Cup he really impressed, with a succession of tenacious and energetic performances every time he came on to replace Nahuel Molina.

He would have fitted in perfectly at the London Stadium, and it really seems like Moyes has made a massive error by not signing him…

It’s such a shame that we didn’t sign Montiel. I would have absolutely love him at the London Stadium.

With his tenacious tackling, Montiel’s playing style is quintessentially South American, so he seems to be ideally suited to the robust and intense nature of the Premier League.

He has pace in abundance and possesses exceptional technical ability for a defender.