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Nayef Aguerd has changed his agent as West Ham exit likely

West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd has changed his agent, according to a report from Foot Mercato.

The 28-year-old centre-back is at the “turning point” in his career. While he is a regular starter for Morocco national team, his future at West Ham is far from certain.

The Moroccan defender joined the Hammers from Rennes two years ago, and he still has a contract at the London Stadium until 2027.

Aguerd has joined the CanteraSport agency which notably represents Tanguy Ndombele, Kurt Zouma as well as Benoit Badiashile.

West Ham boss Julen Lopetegui is looking to make changes at the back this summer, and there is a high possibility that Aguerd, who is attracting interest from Saudi Pro League clubs, could be sold.

Nayef Aguerd could be set for West Ham exit

According to a recent report from The Times, the Hammers are looking to sign at least three new defenders in the summer window after conceding 74 goals in the 2023-24 season.

The newspaper claimed that Aguerd wants to leave the club this summer. The Hammers have also put Zouma up for sale as he struggles to keep himself match-fit every week. Thus, it raises suspicion about Aguerd’s intention as he has now joined the same agency that represents his club teammate, Zouma.

West Ham have not received any offers for Aguerd yet, but the defender is expected to leave at some point this summer. His decision to change his agent indicates that he is possibly looking to move elsewhere.

The defender was signed by David Moyes and impressed in his first season at the London club despite missing a chunk of action through injury. He went on to represent Morocco at the World Cup and was one of their best performers.

Last season, he managed 28 games in all competitions, and West Ham probably feel he should be contributing more.

The Hammers are showing keen interest in signing Wolves defender Max Kilman but they have had two bids rejected already.

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