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Report claims West Ham are seriously considering making a £30 million bid for David Raum

West Ham United are seriously considering a move to sign Hoffenheim left-back David Raum in the summer window.

That’s according to a report from German publication Sport 1 who claim that the 24-year-old could now be signed for as little as €35 million (£30 million) this summer.

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Raum would be a truly exceptional addition for the Hammers and would be a huge upgrade on 32-year-old Aaron Cresswell.

The nine-capped Germany international has everything that David Moyes should be looking for.

He’s powerful, has bags of pace and is a real gritty, tenacious competitor. Football Talent Scout describe Raum as a ‘superb’ left-back.

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And it seems that Raum could be picked up for a fairly reasonable price in the summer transfer window…

West Ham could sign David Raum this summer

Sport 1 reckon that the Hammers could sign the 24-year-old left-back for around £30 million in the summer transfer window.

The problem for us is that Manchester United and Newcastle United allegedly want to sign the Hoffenheim star as well.

Hopefully we go all out for the German. He would be a truly sensational addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Raum was in absolutely exceptional form for Hoffenheim last season.

He bagged three goals and 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga games (Transfermarkt). Not bad for a left-back eh!

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The German is powerfully built and possesses impressive pace.

At 24, Raum is not even in the prime of his career. And he seems at the ideal stage to make the jump up from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.

£30 million may sound like a lot of money for the Hammers to be paying for a left-back. The 24-year-old Germany international would be more than worth it though.

The role of the modern day full-back is now such an important one in the Premier League.

And if West Ham sign David Raum this summer, we will be a far stronger team down the left hand flank next season.

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