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West Ham scouts watch Shoya Nakajima in action - report
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West Ham scouts watch Shoya Nakajima in action - report

West Ham have sent scouts to watch Portimonense winger Shoya Nakajima, according to reports in Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola, via Sport Witness, reports that West Ham scouts were present to watch Nakajima’s Portimonense face Vitoria de Setubal on Friday night.

They may have been impressed by what they saw as Nakajima provided an assist in a 3-1 victory.

Who is Shoya Nakajima?

Shoya Nakajima has scored five goals this season. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Nakajima predominantly operates as a winger but also has the ability to play in the number 10 role or as a striker.

At Portimonense this season, the Japan international has impressed with five goals and five assists in 12 games.

The 24-year-old only moved to Portugal this year, having previously been at FC Tokyo.

He has six caps for Japan and he has scored twice for his country.

West Ham could look to bring in another winger with summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko likely to miss the rest of the season.

Nakajima could cost West Ham up to €40m, according to Sport Witness.

Shoya Nakajima heading to Wolves?

Wolves lead West Ham in the chase for Shoya Nakajima. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

West Ham are not alone in their admiration of Nakajima, owing to his impressive form in the Liga NOS.

Another edition of A Bola, via Sport Witness, reports that Wolves are the “closest” team to landing the Japanese attacking midfielder.

Wolves and West Ham are vying for the European spots in the Premier League and now they could go head-to-head to bolster their squad in January.