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ExWHUemployee delivers verdict on reports West Ham are close to signing rapid striker Patson Daka
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ExWHUemployee delivers verdict on reports West Ham are close to signing rapid striker Patson Daka

West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has responded to rumours that the club are close to signing Patson Daka.

West Ham have nine days to sign striker or face missing out, Moyes has ace card

The Hammers have been linked with the rapid Zambian striker since last summer.

It is football’s worst kept secret that David Moyes will be signing a forward this window.

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Hammers being heavily linked with rapid Zambian forward again

West Ham have been linked with a plethora of strikers including Red Bull Salzburg’s Daka.

Salzburger Nachrichten claimed a few months ago that West Ham want to sign Daka.

Then just last week, Zam Foot suggested that the Hammers are leading the race to sign the rapid 22-year-old.

Social media rumours emerging from Zambia yesterday claimed Daka had told people he was moving to the Premier League. With the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool also said to be interested there is no guarantee that Prem club will be West Ham.

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Insider ExWHUemployee responds to speculation West Ham are close to sealing Daka deal

And West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has responded to the speculation, saying a deal for Daka is not close.

“Whilst there has always been an interest in Patson Daka and he was someone that we have scouted and enquired about in the past, I believe talk of him joining the club is premature,” Ex said on The West Ham Way Patreon site.

“One good thing that we have in our favour is that his agent is former Hammer Freddie Kanoute who loved his time at the club and would encourage a move.

“Whilst we are meant to be keen on the player I believe there are other clubs, including Liverpool who are much further down the line with this potential signing.”

Daka is ridiculously fast and seems ideally suited to the Premier League.

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Pace cost big money so jet heeled striker would be quite a coup for Hammers

He would undoubtedly elevate West Ham to another level.

But pace usually costs big money. So his availability for around £20-25m will surely mean competition is fierce. It would be some coup if West Ham were to pull of this particular signing.

Elsewhere West Ham are also reportedly trying to get a deal done for Czech Republic international midfielder Alex Kral and West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

A recent report from club insiders Claret and Hugh claimed Moyes – who is due to sign a new three-year deal this week – will have around £85m to spend this summer.

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