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Report: West Ham now want to sign 25-year-old Brazil international for £13 million in the January transfer window

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Report: West Ham now want to sign 25-year-old Brazil international for £13 million in the January transfer window

West Ham United allegedly want to sign talented Marseille midfielder Gerson in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Goal Brasil who claim that the Hammers could face competition from Flamengo for the 25-year-old Brazilian.

West Ham manager David Moyes really needs to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium in January.

Tomas Soucek has been woefully out of form for the past year now and of course there is the elephant in the room – Declan Rice’s uncertain future at West Ham.

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Flynn Downes looks very good indeed, but I believe Conor Coventry isn’t good enough to be playing Premier League football.

So if the Hammers are to compete on all fronts, the addition of a central midfield powerhouse will be an absolute must for Moyes…

West Ham line up January transfer window Gerson swoop

According to Goal Brasil, the Hammers want to bring the 25-year-old to the London Stadium this winter.

Marseille signed the four-capped Brazil international midfielder from Flamengo in the summer of 2021 for around £17 million (Get Football News France).

It seems as though his stay in France could be short-lived though, with the Ligue 1 outfit now trying to move him on.

Marseille are allegedly trying to move him on for around €15 million (£13 million), according to L’Equipe.

That sounds like really good value to me.

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Gerson has scored two goals in 10 games for Marseille so far this season. During those outings, he has registered d pass completion rate of 82.4% (Who Scored).

The South American is incredibly strong, has real energy and dynamism and seems to be ideally suited to the robust nature of Premier League football.

I’d be delighted if West Ham signed Gerson for £13 million in the January transfer window.

Whether or not Moyes is able to bring the Brazilian to the London Stadium remains to be seen though.

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