West Ham have missed out on the signing of Lesley Ugochukwu with Chelsea agreeing a deal to bring him to the Premier League.

According to L’Equipe, West Ham were keen to sign Lesley Ugochukwu in the summer transfer window before Chelsea stepped in and beat us to the 19-year-old’s signature.

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Sky Sports claim that the Blues have agreed a £23 million deal to sign the talented teenage midfielder from Rennes.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to add a top-class defensive midfielder to this ranks at the London Stadium after Declan Rice was sold to Arsenal.

However, Chelsea have beaten the Scot to the punch with one of his top targets it seems…

West Ham miss out on Lesley Ugochukwu to Chelsea in another blow for Moyes

L’Equipe reckon that Moyes wanted to bring the 19-year-old Rennes starlet to the London Stadium this summer.

Annoyingly though, Chelsea have beaten us to the young Frenchman’s signature. What a shame that is.

The 6ft 3in defensive midfielder is an absolute powerhouse. He has energy, dynamism, athleticism, pace and power in abundance and seems to be ideally suited to the physical nature of Premier League football.

West Ham miss out on Lesley Ugochukwu to Chelsea in another blow for Moyes
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The sensational young midfielder has been designed as a ‘wonderkid’ by The Sun.

Meanwhile, Football Talent Scout have labelled him as a superb player, and they’re bang on the money.

He is quite simply an elite central midfielder in the making, and has absolutely everything needed to make it at the very highest level of the game.

Unfortunately for West Ham though, it seems like Lesley Ugochukwu will be strutting his stuff the other side of London with Chelsea any time now.


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