According to a report from Spanish media outlet El Desmarque, West Ham are favourites to sign Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez in January.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to strengthen his squad when the transfer window re-opens.

It could be argued that he actually needs to bolster every single department of his squad.

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Lucas Vazquez (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Interestingly enough, however, the wide attacking department isn’t actually an area in desperate need of improving.

West Ham already have Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Andriy Yarmolenko and Robert Snodgrass. They also have Grady Diangana out on loan.

El Desmarque claims that in spite of this, the Hammers want Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez. And the east London outfit are favourites to land the Spaniard.

 

The 28-year-old is a very good player. He has three Champions League winner’s medals to his name, along with nine international caps for Spain. He is quick, direct in his play, and has a low centre of gravity that would undoubtedly serve him well in the Premier League.

The Sun claimed in the summer that the Madrid ace could be available for around £27 million.

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Lucas Vazquez (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

In truth, however, West Ham would surely be better off strengthening in other areas of the pitch in January.

The Hammers desperately need a new defender, a centre-midfielder, a striker and a new goalkeeper.

Vazquez would be a useful signing, but an expensive luxury at the same time.

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