Who is the sensational midfielder West Ham reportedly could sign for just £22 million in the January transfer window?

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring Azzedine Ounahi to the London Stadium from Angers SCO in January, according to a report from 90Min.

And the 22-year-old allegedly could be available for an absolute bargain £22 million fee.

We all saw just how good Ounahi was during the World Cup in Qatar. The midfielder put in a succession of top quality displays for Morocco during their incredible run to the semi-final of the competition.

Croatia v Morocco: 3rd Place - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Danny Murphy described him as a sensational midfielder, during commentary at the World Cup out in Qatar.

David Moyes desperately needs to add more quality, energy and tenacity into his central midfield department at the London Stadium.

I believe that Ounahi would be an unbelievable addition for the Hammers. But who is he? Here’e the lowdown on the Moroccan star…

Who is the midfielder West Ham could sign?

Azzedine Ounahi was born in Casablanca, Morocco on 19th April 2000.

He began his youth career as a 10-year-old with Moroccan side Raja CA before moving to Mohamed VI Academy in 2015.

Ounahi then left for Europe in 2018, with a move to Strasbourg. After a brief stay there, he joined Avranches, before moving to his current club – Angers SCO in 2021.

He has really impressed in France, and now seems to have reached a whole new level entirely.

David Moyes absolutely cannot afford to miss out on the midfielder.

FIFA describe the Angers ace as an agile midfielder with excellent dribbling skills and outstanding tactical awareness.

Ounahi really put himself on the map with a succession of stunning displays for Morocco out in Qatar.

Who is the midfielder West Ham could sign?
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The Morocco international is a central midfielder by trade, but can also operate further forward or even in the deep-lying role.

He has energy in abundance, is a tenacious tackler and a relentless presser.

The Moroccan still has plenty that he can improve on. If he continues to work hard, applies himself properly both on and off the pitch and is a willing learner, he could very well become an elite top-level footballer.

Jose Mourinho absolutely raved about the Morocco international, labelling him as ‘absolutely incredible’.

The door now seems to be wide open for West Ham to sign Azzedine Ounahi. Hopefully Moyes and the Hammers owners manage to pull this one off, because it would be a truly immense signing in my opinion, especially for just £22 million!

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