Cardiff City are set for a meeting with West Ham next week about the possibility of signing talented youngster Aji Alese on loan.
That’s according to a report from Wales Online, who claim that the Championship side are keen admirers of Hammers youngster, who has been very impressive for the club’s under 23’s this season.
David Moyes has a lot of centre-backs at his disposal and it is unlikely that the youngster will break into the side next season as a result. Alese played once for Moyes this season against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League and has been in the squad on several occasions.
Cardiff have allegedly identified the 21-year-old left-footed centre-back as one of their prime summer transfer targets and a season out on loan would be more practical preparation for Alese, than staying with the Hammers under 23 squad.
The 21-year-old has been at West Ham since 2019, after joining the Hammers youth set-up. The defender had two loan spells already with Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United, with Cardiff set to be the next.
The centre-back is perfect for modern-day football, as he is quick and has good technical abilities, and all that is left to add is a bit of experience.