According to a report from Juve News, West Ham could open talks to sign Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira shortly.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be looking to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium in January.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have forged a wonderful partnership. We only have mark Noble as backup, however.

We reported on Bild’s claim yesterday that Juventus ace Sami Khedira is desperate to leave Juve in January, having been linked with a move to West Ham earlier in the year (Calcio Mercato).

Sami Khedira (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

As noted yesterday, Khedira should not be a player West Ham try to sign, however.

Nevertheless, Juve News suggest that the Hammers could be set to open talks to sign the 33-year-old German World Cup winner imminently.

 

If West Ham manage to pick Khedira up on a free transfer, it wouldn’t be the worst signing in the world.

Juventus Training Session
Sami Khedira (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

The Hammers really should be setting their sights higher, however. David Moyes should be targeting younger, fitter players if he is to build a team truly capable of playing in the manner that he wants.

High energy, high tempo football is the order of the day under Moyes at the London Stadium.

Bringing Khedira to West Ham will not help the Scot instil the kind of footballing philosophy that he wants to.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed a magnificent career in the game. The midfielder was once arguably the best box-to-box midfielder in the game and former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri described him as ‘exceptional’ back in 2016.

This is one we should avoid. It would surprise nobody, however, if Khedira rocked up at the London Stadium in January.

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