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Report: West Ham just made contact to sign 22-year-old La Liga central midfielder

Report: West Ham just made contact to sign 22-year-old La Liga central midfielder

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West Ham United reportedly have made contact to sign Almeria midfielder Samu Costa in the January transfer window.

That’s according to journalist Diego Plaza Casals who claims that the Hammers are battling Valencia, Lyon and an unnamed Italian side for the 22-year-old’s signature.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to strengthen his ranks at the London Stadium before the January transfer window slams shut.

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It must be said though, the additions of a versatile forward and a defender should be Moyes’s priority. So if we are moving in for a central midfielder, it will very much be a ‘left field’ signing…

Diego Plaza Casals reckons that the Hammers have made an enquiry to sign 22-year-old Almeria ace Samu Costa.

I believe that the Portugal under-21 international would actually be a very useful addition for the Hammers. He is a defensive midfielder by trade but can also operate in a more orthodox central midfield role.

In 13 La Liga outings this season, Costa has averaged 1.8 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 1.5 clearances per game. During those appearances, the Almeria star has made 35.4 passes on average per game and has recorded a completion rate of 81.7% (Who Scored).

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He is a genuine talent who has a really high ceiling and would finally represent a proper ‘Red Bull model’ signing by Moyes.

AS recently claimed that Almeria will demand around €25 million (£22 million) for Costa. That does sound like an awful lot of money to be paying for someone who is so young and thus far unproven in the Premier League.

However, that’s not to say that he wouldn’t be worth the punt.

West Ham have allegedly made contact to sign the Portuguese midfielder. It remains to be seen whether we’re ready to meet Almeria’s demands for Costa though.

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