According to a report from the Chronicle, Newcastle are now interested in signing Queens Park Rangers ace Eberechi Eze. And that will be a big blow to West Ham United’s hopes of landing the talented midfielder.
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The Hammers were linked with a move for the talented 21-year-old by The Sun earlier this year.
Claret and Hugh backed up those claims a couple of days ago.
And now the Chronicle are claiming that Steve Bruce wants to bring Eze to St James’ Park.
If Newcastle are genuinely interested in signing the QPR starlet, that will obviously represent a real problem for West Ham.
The Magpies are on the verge of being taken over by a mega-rich Saudi Arabian consortium. And if that goes through, as it is expected to do so, the Tyneside outfit will be a club with great ambition.
Eze might just find it very hard to turn down Newcastle, considering where they could be in two or three years time.
The 21-year-old is an attacking midfielder by trade, although he can also play out on either wing. He is exactly the type of player West Ham should be targeting.
The England under-21 international is powerful, energetic, dynamic and he has a real eye for goal.
Eze has racked up 12 goals and eight assists in 37 Championship outings for QPR (Transfermarkt).
In those outings, the 21-year-old has averaged 2.4 shots, 1.9 key passes and three dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The Sun claims that Eze could cost around £20 million. And that could end up being a real bargain.
Other news outlets have suggested recently that he could be picked up for even less than that, however.
And what a signing he would be for West Ham.
Newcastle’s reported interest in Eze, however, certain complicates matters for the east London club.