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West Ham: Hammers receive potential Nahitan Nandez boost

West Ham: Hammers receive potential Nahitan Nandez boost -Premier League

West Ham came ‘very close’ to signing Nahitan Nandez in the summer transfer window but could still buy him next month, according to a new report.

The Lowdown: Nandez linked with PL move

The 25-year-old has been a key figure for Cagliari this season, starting 14 Serie A matches and chipping in with two assists from defensive midfield.

Nandez has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in the recent past, with both West Ham and Leeds United tipped to sign him.

A fresh update has now given the Hammers a boost in their potential quest to snap up the 49-time capped Uruguay international, who has been hailed as a ‘great player’ by his agent, Pablo Bentancur.

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The Latest: West Ham given fresh boost

According to CalcioNapoli24 [via Sport Witness], Nandez ‘can leave’ Cagliari in January, while also stating that the Irons were ‘very close’ to signing him in the summer.

Instead, they purchased Nikola Vlasic, which is labelled a ‘mistake’, with the Croatian starting just one Premier League game so far in 2021/22.

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The Verdict: Potential Rice replacement?

While Declan Rice will hopefully remain a West Ham player for many years to come, his head could be turned by a move to a bigger club next summer.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a Hammers exit, and if that did unfortunately happen, Nandez could be a perfect replacement in the middle of the park.

The Uruguayan has averaged two tackles per game in the league this season, which isn’t dissimilar to Rice’s 2.5, while also outperforming him in key passes per game (1.1 compared to 0.9).

Should Nandez arrive in January, however, there is the mouthwatering prospect of seeing the pair dovetail with one another, though, strengthening their top-four push and Europa League hopes in the process.

In other news, a transfer claim has emerged regarding one rumoured West Ham target. Find out who it is here.

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