Queens Park Rangers starlet Eberechi Eze would be a fantastic signing for West Ham.

The Hammers have a strong first-team squad now but could look to add a few faces for the future.

And Eze is the type of player they should be targeting. He is very talented and not far away from being first-team ready in the Premier League.

We take a closer look at Eze in profile and judge whether he would be a good addition for the Hammers.

Eze’s development

Eberechi Eze only joined QPR in 2016 after being released by Millwall. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

Eze has come through the ranks at a number of different London clubs. After starting at Arsenal, he had spells with Fulham and West Ham’s arch-rivals Millwall.

But in 2016, he left to join QPR. He impressed for the youth side but was injured on his debut in January 2017.

For the first half of the 2017/18 season, Eze was sent out on loan to Wycombe Wanderers.

And the versatile attacking midfielder made his impact with the Chairboys. In 20 league games, he struck five goals and played his part in their promotion-winning campaign.

He took that form back to West London, where he netted twice in 14 games for QPR in the Championship.

This convinced QPR to hand him a new long-term contract this summer.

 

Eze in 2018/19

Eze’s good performances this season have led to an England under-20 call-up. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Eze now plays a central role in QPR’s side. Operating in the number 10 role, up front or out wide, he stirs up excitement whenever he is on the ball.

The 20-year-old has started this season brightly, netting three goals in 12 league matches.

QPR are struggling this season but academy product Eze has been one of their shining lights.

It is no surprise that he is being watched by Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Would he fit in at West Ham?

Eze would be a shrewd addition for the Hammers. He is a long-term option to have in the attacking midfield line.

At the age of just 20, he is standing out with his performances in the Championship.

QPR are starting to grow increasingly reliant on the youngster, who is taking the pressure well and regularly churning out top displays.

West Ham would be a good environment for the England under-20 international to grow. And the chance to work with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko must be tempting.

First-team chances will be more limited in the short-term but Eze’s game would come on a lot.

And West Ham would reap the long-term benefits of his talents if they snapped him up before anyone else this January.

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