West Ham eyeing young defender from Bundesliga for £35million fee

West Ham United is closely monitoring the progress of promising Eintracht Frankfurt defender William Pacho, as reported by TEAMtalk (via WHZ). The Premier League club faces competition from Everton and Crystal Palace, both of whom are also keeping a close eye on the Ecuadorian center-back.

Pacho, who also represents the Ecuador national team, made his move to Frankfurt during the summer transfer window after transferring from Belgian club Royal Antwerp. TEAMtalk reveals that the young talent has generated considerable interest from English clubs.

“At this early stage of his career in Germany, it is understood Crystal Palace, Everton, and West Ham have an eye on his big breakthrough,” states TEAMtalk. While Frankfurt is in no hurry to part ways with Pacho, there are already speculations that his market value, initially signed for £8 million, is rapidly rising and could reach as high as £35 million.

West Ham manager David Moyes displayed a clear interest in reinforcing his defense during the summer transfer window. The club was notably linked with Manchester United’s Harry Maguire, but the move eventually failed to materialize. However, the Hammers did manage to secure the services of central defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, who arrived from Stuttgart.

Now, it seems Moyes is considering another addition from German football in the form of Willian Pacho. Despite the potential interest from West Ham, securing the young talent’s services is expected to be a challenging task due to Frankfurt’s reluctance to part ways with the promising center-back.