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Report: West Ham keen on Belgium midfileder

According to Belgian paper Nieuwsblad, West Ham are planning a move to sign Burnley midfielder Steven Defour in the Summer, with the 29-year-old also on the radar of Premier League rivals Everton.

Defour, who cost Burnley a club-record £8 million in 2016, has not featured for the Clarets since January due to a serious knee injury but he was one of their best players before that setback.

Defour looks almost certain to miss the World Cup but the midfielder is said to be in ‘good spirits’ over his recovery from knee surgery.

Defour told reporters of his World Cup chances “If I’m really optimistic, I would say 5% of chances. It’s like that, I can not do anything about it,  “he explains. ”  I want to play football as long as possible, so I do not want to take any risk, especially in relation to my health . I think Belgium can go to the semi-finals of the World Cup .”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Report: West Ham keen on Belgium midfileder

  1. Serious knee injury? When’s he 30?

    Sounds like he’s west ham bound 🙂

  2. Well I suppose if we let Carroll go we’ll need someone to keep the physiotherapists busy, so he could be just the man…

  3. Yep, he meets all the criteria for a West Ham signing!

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