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Report: Burnley enter race for West Ham target Victor Camarasa
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Report: Burnley enter race for West Ham target Victor Camarasa

Former Cardiff City midfielder Victor Camarasa, who is reportedly wanted by West Ham, is now a transfer target for Burnley. According to Sky Sports News, Burnley and Crystal Palace will fight to sign Camarasa from Real Betis.

Camarasa spent last season on loan in the Premier League, scoring five goals and providing four assists for Cardiff. But the Bluebirds were relegated to the Championship, ending their hopes of sealing a permanent deal.

The Spaniard’s future is unclear at Real Betis. He has featured in pre-season but he could be on the move again. Crystal Palace have already opened talks with Camarasa as Roy Hodgson aims to make him his third summer signing.

But Burnley, who have signed Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Erik Pieters and Jay Rodriguez from the Championship, also want Camarasa. As these two clubs circle around the midfielder, West Ham’s hopes of signing him appear to be decreasing.

Victor Camarasa is not the priority

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West Ham have been linked with Camarasa throughout the summer transfer window. The Daily Mail reported that Wolves and the Hammers were chasing Camarasa back in late May.

The 25-year-old is a creative midfielder but these rumours quietened down when West Ham landed Pablo Fornals. It seemed this void had been filled by Manuel Pellegrini but rumours resurfaced this week when Estadio Deportivo claimed the Irons still wanted Camarasa.

However, Camarasa is not the priority for West Ham. With limited time and money remaining in the summer transfer window, Pellegrini needs to be looking to strengthen other areas.

Fornals, Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble can all play in Camarasa’s role. Instead, West Ham should direct their attention towards a new defender, holding midfielder and striker.