Major West Ham blow as Tottenham reportedly make contact to sign ‘absolutely incredible’ 22-year-old in January.

La Repubblica claim that Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is very keen indeed to sign Angers SCO ace Azzedine Ounahi in the January transfer window.

That’s a huge blow for West Ham, with David Moyes allegedly desperate to bring the Morocco World Cup star to the London Stadium for around £22 million this winter.

Moyes may well have his work cut-out, and as things stand, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a lot more of an attractive prospect than the London Stadium is.

Canada v Morocco: Group F - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Ounahi is an exceptional talent, and he proved that with Morocco during the World Cup out in Qatar.

And as a result, it seems as though Spurs boss Conte now wants to bring him to the Premier League…

Tottenham make contact to sign Azzedine Ounahi

La Repubblica claim that Spurs are pushing on with their attempts to sign the 22-year-old.

In fact, the north London outfit have allegedly already made contact to sign the Moroccan.

So as things stand, West Ham’s chances of signing him seem bleak. And what a shame that is – he’d be absolutely perfect for us.

The Morocco international is a central midfielder by trade, but can also operate further forward or even in the deep-lying role.

He has energy in abundance, is a tenacious tackler and a relentless presser.

Tottenham make contact to sign Azzedine Ounahi
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The Moroccan still has plenty that he can improve on. If he continues to work hard, applies himself properly both on and off the pitch and is a willing learner, he could very well become an elite top-level footballer.

Ounahi would be an incredible addition for the Hammers in the January transfer window in my opinion.

Unfortunately for us, it seems as though we will have our work cut out.

As Tottenham make contact to sign the Moroccan star, it might just be a case of back to the drawing board for West Ham.

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