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West Ham eye shock move to bring Josh Cullen back to the London Stadium
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West Ham eye shock move to bring Josh Cullen back to the London Stadium

West Ham are eyeing a surprise move to bring Anderlecht midfielder Josh Cullen back to the London Stadium this summer.

That’s according to a report from TEAMtalk who claims that the Hammers ‘have been keeping abreast of his development ahead of a potential return to London’.

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We could face competition for Cullen’s signature form the likes of Wolves, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Leeds, Burnley, Norwich, Fulham and Sheffield United, however.

Cullen left the London Stadium to join Anderlecht in the summer of 2020. David Moyes let Cullen go for just £900,000 (Soccerbase).

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The Westcliffe-on-Sea born midfielder had been with West Ham since he was just a young boy before he left to join the Belgian club.

The 16-capped Republic of Ireland international has really impressed in Belgium.

Cullen has been praised by Sport Foot Magazine who claim that his exceptional displays for Anderlecht have seen his value triple over the past year or so.

And Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany recently lauded the Republic of Ireland international midfielder, as quoted by The 42:

“His team-mates are the ones who admire him the most because he only has one thing on his mind: the team. If the team wins, it’s because he did a lot of the jobs that the others cannot.”

And it seems as though Cullen’s fine performances for Anderlecht have not gone unnoticed…

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West Ham could bring Josh Cullen back home

TEAMtalk reckon that Hammers boss David Moyes has been keeping a very close eye on the 25-year-old’s development with Anderlecht.

And a potential return to the London Stadium could be on the cards for Cullen in the summer transfer window.

Considering West Ham’s lack of options in the middle of the park, signing Josh Cullen wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world, especially if he is available for a reasonable fee.

The Essex-born ace is obviously a very competent midfielder. There will be question marks hanging over his head as to whether he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League though.

As mentioned earlier, however, if he is available for a reasonable fee, West Ham could do a lot worse than signing Josh Cullen in the summer.

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