Loaned out for the season to KAA Gent, Hertha BSC’s Jordan Torunarigha will not be staying with the Belgian club.
That’s according to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, who explained that despite the Jupiler Pro League side making an offer for the centre-back, it wasn’t accepted.
Not only that, but West Ham United are also keen, alongside Wolfsburg, who wouldn’t mind helping the player move within the Bundesliga.
In fact, that’s the likeliest scenario, that the German defender would transfer within his country’s top-tier, but the Hammers are still keen.
News #Torunarigha: Gent hat Angebot abgegeben (ca. 2 Mio € + Boni). Spieler & Hertha haben abgelehnt. Wolfsburg & West Ham haben sich nach ihm erkundigt. Wahrscheinlich: Wechsel innerhalb der Bundesliga! Preis: Um die 5 Mio €! Gespräche laufen. @SkySportDE #TransferUpdate🟨
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 13, 2022
It’s said West Ham and Wolfsburg have ‘enquired about him’, and any transfer would need an offer of ‘around €5m’ to be made to Hertha BSC.
That hasn’t happened yet, but that isn’t exactly a lot of money for a Premier League club, with David Moyes needing strength in depth in almost all areas of his squad.
The injury to Angelo Ogbonna highlighted the need for more centre-backs at London Stadium last season, and it appears that Torunarigha has been targeted as a cheap option by West Ham.