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Report: Hammers interested in 8-cap winger

West Ham are being reported as holding an interest in Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata.

Sport Witness carries a report from Portuguese newspaper Record, claiming that Plata is set to leave in either the January transfer window or the summer.

They claim that the Hammers are interested in a swoop for the 20-year-old, who has won eight caps for Ecuador.

Primarily a right winger, who can also play on the left, he has made a total of four appearances in Liga NOS this season, totalling just 62 minutes.

The report states that the Irons were interested in a deal in the summer, though no transfer was agreed.

Now they claim the Hammers would like to do a loan-to-buy deal, similar to the one that saw Said Benrahma move to the club from Brentford.

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Napoli and Newcastle are both said to be interested, but Sporting want a total of €20m to let him go. That’s £18.1m.

Sporting only own half of his rights, though, sharing them with his former club Independiente Del Valle, making any deal difficult to do.

ClaretandHugh says: We don’t need a winger – we need a striker and defensive midfielder as we go into the second half of the season. Jarrod Bowen is doing a great job down that side of the park and although not always at his best Andriy Yarmolenko is an adequate replacement when he does find a level of form. Sport Witness are regularly linking players with the Irons but we really don’t see this one as being too likely.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Report: Hammers interested in 8-cap winger

  1. Right call Dave!
    IMHO, No need for another winger, especially for £20mil.
    Given the uncertain financial position of the UK and football in general, I expect nothing more than a loan signing this January…..
    Then IF Moyes is backed to complete the process, expect to see a lot of turnover next summer.

  2. Another bloody winger???

  3. Not even sure we need a defensive midfielder. Both rice and Soucek can fill in there if the other is injured. I’d rather we got a another box to box fella, better than Soucek, someone along the lines of loftus cheek, ward prowse, billing or capoue. Just my preference.

  4. Can he play Left Wing-Back? We desperately need cover for Arthur.

    No idea who plays there if he gets injured/suspended!

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