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Our View: Wolves ace Ruben Vinagre would be an absolutely brilliant signing for West Ham

West Ham should consider a move for Wolves ace Ruben Vinagre when the transfer window re-opens.

David Moyes will surely be keen to bolster his left-back options in the summer.

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Aaron Cresswell is well past his best and the less said about Arthur Masuaku the better.

And Wolves ace Vinagre could be ideal for the Hammers.


The 20-year-old joined the Black Country outfit from Monaco on loan initially in 2017, before making a permanent move to Molineux for just £2 million in the summer of 2018 (Express & Star).

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When the Portuguese ace has played he has really impressed.

But the problem is that he hasn’t been given regular game-time by Nuno Espirito Santo.

Perfect for West Ham

Vinagre can operate as either a traditional left-back or as a more advanced left wing-back. This makes him the ideal signing for for the Hammers, given the fact that David Moyes likes to chop and change between 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 formations.

The 20-year-old possesses pace in abundance, and has great ball control.

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In 30 Premier League appearances for Wolves, the Portuguese starlet has racked up 34 tackles, 22 interceptions, 27 clearances and 95 ball recoveries. He has won 27 50/50 battles and has created three big chances during those outings (

Vinagre is at an age where he will surely get better and better. Especially if he is given the chance to play regularly.

The 20-year-old began his career as a left-winger. And his inspiration in the game is Cristiano Ronaldo (Wolves’ official website).

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So he clearly has an attacking instinct.

And Vinagre would be a fantastic addition for West Ham. He would certainly be an upgrade on both Cresswell and Masuaku.

Whether Wolves would be willing to sell the 20-year-old to West Ham, however, remains to be seen.

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