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3 targets West Ham United should sign in January

West Ham United could look to bolster their squad depth in the January transfer window.

I will be looking at some good potential targets for the Irons to keep the team going through their Premier League European spots hunt and possible Europa League run.

Brennan Johnson

3 targets West Ham United should sign in January
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The 20-year old is a Championship gem who is currently playing for Nottingham Forest and is being pursued by multiple teams in the Premier League.

He was a vital part of Lincoln City’s EFL play-off final run last season, featuring in 48 games in all competitions last season.

The 19-year-old's play-style is Lingard-esque, through his progressive dribbling and running at defenders.

He's everything West Ham have missed since the departure of Jesse Lingard, and would be a great addition in terms of depth in their domestic and European games.

Eventually, he could progress up in the ranks to replace the ageing Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini.

Brentford reportedly bid £14 million for the Welshman, but it was rejected as it would cost around £20 million to please Nottingham Forest's asking price.

Adam Hložek

The Sparta Prague star would be an outstanding piece of business if West Ham could engineer a move for him to come to London.

The 6’2 colossal attacker would fit West Ham perfectly with West Ham’s recent history of signing Czech players, along with his tall stocky build and ability to hold up the ball being perfect for the squad David Moyes is building as he will want to add to his three Czech players already at the club.

He has made a name for himself in the European and domestic stage, scoring six goals and providing 12 assists in 27 games in all competitions this season, following up on his impressive 15 goals and eight assists from last season.

Hlozek’s agent Pavel Paska has recently said in an interview that his client will be available for just £15 million in the January transfer window.

Nico Schlotterbeck

3 targets West Ham United should sign in January
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Nico Schlotterbeck is one of the most promising centre-backs in the Bundesliga, as he is currently shining in the league with SC Freiburg.

His progressive passing and calmness on the ball would really refresh West Ham’s defence, with the likes of Issa Diop and Kurt Zouma tending to belt it out more often than not. Therefore, Nico could bring some real calmness to the side.

He would be hard to sign for the Irons as he is being looked at by top sides like Bayern Munich and Manchester United but if they could get him it would be an outstanding piece of business.


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