West Ham are reported to have invited Nigerian forward Ezekiel Bassey for trials.“Bassey has been invited for trials by West Ham,” a report claims on the Africa Football website.
Last year, Nigeria defender Azubuike Egwuekwe also trialed with ‘The Hammers’ but his club Warri Wolves later turned down a £1m bid for Egwuekwe. “We rejected a bid from West Ham because we had disagreement with the agent handling the issue,” his club spokesman told the press.
Bassey has already been capped at full international level by Nigeria, when he made his debut in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland in October in Port Harcourt.
The left-sided player is claimed to have ‘dazzling footwork and dribbling’ which earned the nickname ‘Hazard’ after his first season at Nigerian champions Enyimba. But it is left to be seen if he could be granted a work permit should he impress trying out with the Hammers.