West Ham United do not need Malcuit; let Fulham take him

West Ham United are keeping tabs on Lille right-back Kevin Malcuit ahead of a potential move, but they face competition from Fulham, according to France Football.

What’s the word?

Manuel Pellegrini has been very busy in the transfer window so far following his appointment as manager.

The former Manchester City boss has brought in seven new faces, including Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere.

It seems that the club’s spending is not over yet, though, as France Football report that the East London outfit are considering a move for Malcuit.

Fulham are also believed to be interested in the 26-year-old Frenchman, who joined Lille just last year from St Etienne.

Should West Ham have a rethink?

The right-sided player can feature in any third on the pitch, but he predominantly works as a full-back.

If Pellegrini is eyeing Malcuit to occupy the right-back spot, then it would make very little sense in him pursuing a deal.

Earlier in the summer window, the Hammers recruited Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, and they also have Pablo Zabaleta to call upon.

It would be a strange move to bring in Malcuit at this stage as the club could end up spending thousands of pounds a week for a new signing to sit on the bench.

From the player’s point of view, it would not make much sense either, so perhaps he should lean towards Fulham instead.