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You needs Hans: West Ham consider 15m move

Filed: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United could be on the verge of solving their right back problem by moving for Atalanta full back Hans Hateboer.

The 23-year-old right back has spent the last 16 months in Serie A following a cut-price move from Groningen in January 2017 and has been courted by the likes of Inter since winning his first international cap in the recent friendly between the Netherlands and England.

However the highly-rated Hateboer could be on his way to the Premier League if West Ham decide to turn their interest into a firm offer. According to KUMB sources, the Hammers are currently considering a bid in the region of 15million for the defender, in order to prise his away from Atalanta.

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Born in Beerta in 1994, Hateboer came through the ranks at Groningen's Academy before making his first team debut in 2013.

He won his first trophy the following year when the Green-White Army won the KNVB Cup, thus securing a place in 2015/16 Europa Cup. Prior to leaving Groningen, he finished the season with the most assists in the Eredivise.

Having moved to Atalanta in January 2017, after he had declared his intention to leave Groningen at the end of the season on a free transfer, Hateboer quickly established himself in the first team at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

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This season he haas been a virtual ever-present, making 41 appearances in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Europa League for his current club - including being part of the side that thrashed Sam Allardyce's Everton 5-1 at Goodison Park last November.

And he made his international debut back in March, playing the full 90 minutes in the Netherlands' 1-0 defeat against England.

West Ham's current first team right backs are the veteran Pablo Zabaleta, who is rapidly approaching his 34th birthday and Sam Byram, the oft-injured former Leeds defender who has made just FIVE Premier League appearances this season.

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