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West Ham are allegedly at the forefront of the race to sign red-hot Antonin Barak in January
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West Ham are allegedly at the forefront of the race to sign red-hot Antonin Barak in January

West Ham are right in the mix in the race to sign Antonin Barak from Hellas Verona in the January transfer window according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.

The Hammers have been linked with a move to sign the 27-year-old attacking midfielder since the summer from the likes of Calcio Hellas and Tuttomercatoweb.

West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring a couple of new faces into the London Stadium in the January window.

The Scot should be prioritising moves to sign a striker and a centre-back. It could be argued that the Hammers need reinforcements elsewhere as well, however.

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It seems as though Moyes is very keen to do just that, with the addition of a talented attacking midfielder allegedly on his radar this month…

West Ham to sign Barak in January?

Tuttomercatoweb claims that West Ham are at the forefront of the race to sign the Czech Republic international this month.

The 27-year-old is a man on fire at the moment.

Barak scored a magnificent hat-trick for Hellas Verona against Sassuolo on Sunday.

The Hellas Verona play-maker has now bagged eight goals and four assists in 18 appearances Serie A this season (Transfermarkt). Those are some really impressive figures for an attacking midfielder.

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Calcio Hellas reckon that the Czech Republic international is valued at around €20 million (£17 million).

That seems like a lot of money to be paying out for someone who has no experience of Premier League football.

Having said that though, West Ham paid a similar fee to bring Tomas Soucek to the London Stadium from the Czech league, and look how successful he has been.

The main point here is that if David Moyes wants to sign Barak, then who are we to question the Scot? He’s got nigh on every single absolutely signing spot on since returning to the London Stadium.

And Barak could very well be the latest in the long line of brilliant signings made by the West Ham boss. Whether Hellas Verona will be prepared to sell him midway through the season though, remains to be seen.

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