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January transfer window news: West Ham are targeting interesting swoop for 16-year-old son of ex-Premier League attacker
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January transfer window news: West Ham are targeting interesting swoop for 16-year-old son of ex-Premier League attacker

January transfer window news is coming at us thick and fast at the moment and this morning there was yet another name linked with a move to West Ham.

The Hammers could make a move to sign Sheffield Wednesday youngster Bailey Cadamarteri in the January transfer window.

The Star reckon that West Ham are closely watching the 16-year-old Owls starlet.

Most Hammers fans will recognise the name – Bailey is the son Danny Cadamarteri who played for the likes of Everton, Fulham and Sheffield United.

The Sheffield Wednesday youngster has made a real splash at youth level at Hillsborough.

January transfer window news: West Ham are allegedly eyeing a swoop for Bailey Cadamarteri (Photo via Sheffield Star)

He scored four goals for the Owls under-18s during their incredible 6-5 win over Crewe in October.

Wednesday came from 5-1 down to win that one with Cadamarteri playing a vital role for his team. The teenage strike sensation is clearly make a big name for himself in Yorkshire, much like his father did during his time in the game.

And it seems as though his talent has already caught the attention of one of the Premier League’s best sides.

January transfer window news: West Ham eyeing swoop for son of ex-Premier League forward

The Star claims that 16-year-old Sheffield Wednesday striker Bailey Cadamarteri has caught the attention of the Hammers.

A January window move to sign the talented teen allegedly could be on the cards for West Ham.

David Moyes has been very keen to strengthen the youth department at the London Stadium since he returned as manager just over two years ago.

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The Scot has signed Armstrong Okoflex, Pierre Ekwah Elimby, Thierry Nevers, Brian Kinnear and Levi Laing over the past 12 months.

All of those players are real talents and have featured regularly for West Ham’s under-18s and under-23s so far this season.

And bringing Cadamarteri to the London Stadium would certainly be another exciting addition.

As is the case with signing every young player, there will be no guarantees that the 16-year-old will go on to become a top-class Premier Leaguer player.

The Wednesday youngster certainly has the basic ingredients needed to succeed though. He is absolutely rapid, possesses great movement and has a real eye for goal.

He is said to base his game on two Premier league strikers – Leicester ace Jamie Vardy and Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin according to the Owls’ official website.

If the 16-year-old goes on to emulate either of those two, he will be a seriously good player in the Premier League.

West Ham United under-23 manager Mark Robson (Photo from:

With Mark Robson at the helm of the under-23s and Mark Phillips in charge of the under-18s, Cadamarteri would be in very good hands at West Ham.

The January transfer window news is flying at us left right and centre at the moment. Most of it will be absolute garbage. Links with younger players always seem to have more credibility, however, as they usually come from local newspapers just like The Star where the journalists have genuine inside information and it’s not just a case of putting two and two together and making five.

Whether a move to sign the Sheffield Wednesday starlet actually materialises remains to be seen.

If Moyes does bring the young forward to the London Stadium though, he will certainly be one to keep a close eye on over the next few years.

Bailey Cadamarteri would be well looked after at West Ham. And if his work-rate matches his talent, the sky will be the limit for the teenager.