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Report: West Ham keen on Rayo Vallecano's Adri Embarba
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Report: West Ham keen on Rayo Vallecano's Adri Embarba

According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, West Ham are keen to sign Rayo Vallecano winger Adri Embarba this month.

The Hammers are looking to strengthen in the defensive and midfield departments. But they also lack depth in the left and right wing areas.

Michail Antonio has been out injured for last chunks of this season. Felipe Anderson, meanwhile, is currently out until February, according to ExWHUemployee.

Whilst there are question marks as to whether Andriy Yarmolenko is actually good enough for West Ham.

So signing another wide player might just be a sensible move from the Hammers this month.

And Mundo Deportivo claims that Vallecano ace Embarba is on the east London outfit’s radar.

The problem for West Ham is that Norwich and Leeds, as well as a selection of Spanish clubs, also want to sign the 27-year-old, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Would be a decent addition

Adri Embarba in action (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates /Getty Images)

Embarba has been in great form this season, racking up seven goals and 11 assists in 23 league outings for his club.

Vallecano are plying their trade in Spain’s second tier, however, so the 27-year-old is hardly completing at the very highest level.

The winger is very industrious. He always puts in a shift, and at just under 5ft 7in tall, he is a tenacious customer.

Embarba’s playing style seems to be ideally suited to the Premier League, but the jump up in quality from La Liga 2 to the Premier League might prove to be a big adjustment for him.

He might be able to be picked up for a bargain, however. Mundo Deportivo claims that a £7.7 million bid has already been lodged for Embarba by Espanyol.

So if West Ham could pick him up for somewhere in the region of that amount, it might just be worth the gamble for the east London outfit.