West Ham United signing left-back Jordi Alba from Barcelona in the January transfer window would be a ‘massive surprise’.

That’s according to football journalist Peter O’Rourke who has told Give Me Sport that he believes David Moyes is keen to bring the 33-year-old Barcelona star to the London Stadium in January.

Moyes clearly needs to sign a new left-back with Aaron Cresswell having regressed physically and Emerson failing to make much of an impact since his summer move from Chelsea.

And Jordi Alba is someone who was recently mentioned as a potential January target for the Hammers boss.

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It seemed like a surprising, unrealistic link at the time.

And it seems as though one journalist in particular would be shocked if the 88-capped Spain international ended up joining West Ham in January…

The 33-year-old Barca left-back will allegedly have to look for a new club either in January or the summer (Fichajes).

But will it be possible for the Hammers to sign him?

Peter O’Rourke has told Give Me Sport how Moyes bringing Alba to West Ham would be a very big surprise:

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David Moyes, I think, is interested in signing a left-back to improve the squad. It would come as a massive surprise if they did pursue a move for Jordi Alba, who is probably coming to the end of his career, but he’s won everything. He’s been a brilliant left-back, one of the best around, so I think it’d be a real statement signing if West Ham did bring him to the London stadium.

I tend to agree with O’Rourke.

Alba rocking up at the London Stadium in January really would be a big, big shock.

David Moyes has continually insisted that he wants to bring young and hungry players to the London Stadium.

And as good as the Barcelona star is undoubtedly is, he certainly doesn’t fit into that category.

I just can’t see West Ham signing Jordi Alba in the January transfer window.

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