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West Ham “Not Sure” If Marlon Santos is Good Enough

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Barcelona’s defender may not be able to “hack it”

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West Ham United are “not sure” if Marlon Santos will be able to “hack it in England,” says The Guardian. The Barcelona player, who impressed on loan at Nice last season, has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

But according to an article by Jacob Steinberg, West Ham have yet to lodge a formal bid as they are unsure if a centerback only 5’11” can improve one of the Premier League’s worst defenses. Genoa’s Armando Izzo and Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks are also being considered as alternatives, per the report.

Marlon’s price is understood to stand at 20 million euro. Nice’s president, Jean-Pierre Rivère, had previously said an offer matching that valuation had already been placed.