June 23, 2024

West Ham United have reignited their interest in the services of Wolves skipper Max Kilman ahead of the start of the transfer window.

According to a report from The Sun, West Ham United are looking to back their new manager Julen Lopetegui in the upcoming transfer window. They have reignited their interest in Wolves captain Max Kilman following the arrival of the Spanish manager and he could be his first signings at the club.

Kilman has been a standout performer for Wolves over the years. He joined the English club in the summer of 2018 and has only gone from strength to strength since. The 27-year-old centre-back has played every minute of the Premier League season this time out. The skipper has been one of the standout performers for them.

While he is an integral part of their first team and his contract runs until the summer of 2028, cash-strapped Wolves could look to sanction his departure to raise funds. They could look for a fee close to £45 million.

West Ham front-runners for Kilman’s signature

While multiple English clubs would love to have the English defender in their ranks, West Ham are the ones currently leading the race for his signature.

Lopetegui’s arrival at the club has resulted in the London club reviving their interest in their long-term target Kilman. The Wolves defender has played under the Spanish manager back in the day and it could be one of the major reasons behind their pursuit. 

The Hammers are in desperate need to reinforce their defence ahead of next season after having conceded 74 goals in the recently concluded Premier League season. They are looking for a defensive overhaul following injuries and the poor form of their centre-backs. Angelo Ogbonna is all set to leave the club with his contract expiring, they are looking to sell injury-prone Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd’s future is uncertain. 

As a result, the Hammers are pushing for multiple defensive signings. and Kilman is one of their top targets. He could be one of their biggest signings of the upcoming window with West Ham expected to back the new manager.

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