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Report claims West Ham could poach 23-year-old ace from Brentford in the summer
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Report claims West Ham could poach 23-year-old ace from Brentford in the summer

West Ham United allegedly could attempt to sign Vitaly Janelt from Brentford in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claims that the 23-year-old Brentford star is firmly on the radar of the Hammers.

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West Ham manager David Moyes will be keen to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium in the summer.

Mark Noble is set to hang up his boots whilst Alex Kral will almost certainly be sent back to Spartak Moscow.

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Then there is the concern that Declan Rice could leave the Hammers if a club meet his £150 million price-tag that has been set by Moyes (Daily Mail).

It seems like Moyes is planning to bolster his ranks in the middle of the park this summer though…

West Ham eye Brentford ace ahead of summer transfer window

Calciomercato reckon that the Hammers have their sights firmly set on signing the 23-year-old German defensive midfielder.

Janelt has really impressed for Brentford this season.

The former VFL Bochum ace has made 25 Premier League appearances for Brentford this season. During those outings, the 23-year-old has scored four goals. He has averaged 1.9 tackles, one interception and one clearance per match (Who Scored).

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Janelt has made 29.3 passes on average per game and has recorded a completion rate of 76% (Who Scored).

Standing at 6ft tall and incredibly strong, the Brentford ace possesses a lot of attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old is energetic, physically robust and has great stamina. He is not the best passer of the footballer, however, and that is something that he definitely needs to work on.

Having said that, he’s a very strong all-round midfielder and we would be more than happy if West Ham signed the Brentford ace in the summer transfer window.

Quite how much it will take to prise him away from Brentford remains to be seen, however.

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