Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly keeping a close eye on West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd as they prepare for a summer swoop.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in the midst of planning a defensive rebuild following significant changes to their midfield during this summer’s transfer window.
As part of their scouting efforts, they have identified Morocco international Aguerd as a potential target.
Aguerd, 27, made a notable move to West Ham from Rennes last summer for a £30 million fee.
His arrival was seen as pivotal in bolstering David Moyes’ backline due to his left-footed defensive skills, which added balance to the central pairing.
However, a pre-season injury shortly after joining West Ham had a significant impact, contributing to the team’s difficult start to the Premier League season.
With Man City signing highly-rated Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol, adding Aguerd to the fold could make the City backline even more formidable.
Aymeric Laporte left for Al Nassr this summer after spending 5 years at the East Manchester club.
Despite this setback, Aguerd’s potential and ability have not gone unnoticed by top clubs in England, with Liverpool and Manchester City keenly monitoring his progress.