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West Ham: Moyes must sign WC gem Guerreiro


West Ham have been linked with signing Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro recently and David Moyes should definitely look to bring him to the London Stadium after his World Cup masterclass.

According to French news outlet Jeunes Footeux, the Hammers are looking for an upgrade at left-back and could try and sign the versatile 28-year-old in next month’s transfer window. 

The full-back’s contract at Signal Iduna Park is set to expire at the end of this season, which could force Dortmund to sell him below his market value in January, as foreign clubs will be able to approach him on a pre-contract deal in 2023.

Moyes currently has Aaron Cresswell and Emerson to choose from at left-back and the former is certainly approaching the end of his career, while the latter has flattered to deceive since joining from Chelsea in the summer.

Guerreiro has consistently performed in the Bundesliga and Champions League in recent seasons, contributing 37 goals and 39 assists in 206 appearances for BVB.

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However, his performance on Tuesday night, as Portugal thrashed Switzerland 6-1 in their round-of-16 fixture in Qatar, emphasises the immense quality that he could add to Moyes’ squad.

He will no doubt feature again when Fernando Santos’ side take on Morocco in the quarter-final on Saturday, and hopefully Moyes will be keeping a close eye on how the defender performs ahead of the January window.

As per Sofascore, Guerreiro would earn a superb 8.2/10 rating for his performance, which was only bettered by hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos.

During the 90 minutes, the left-back was a constant attacking threat, contributing a goal and an assist, as well as two key passes and a 100% dribble success rate.

Guerreiro, who has previously been described as being in “exceptionally good” shape by Dortmund’s Sebastian Kehl, was extremely impressive with his passing, completing 91% of his attempted passes and losing possession on just five occasions.

No player on the pitch would lose possession on fewer occasions, which emphasises just how impressive he was at keeping the ball against Switzerland.

Emerson and Cresswell have averaged 82.1% and 81.3% pass success rates in the Premier League so far this season, which emphasises that Guerreiro is better on the ball and would represent an upgrade at the London Stadium.


West Ham's Declan Rice

When was the last time West Ham had an England player go to a World Cup?




Therefore, Moyes should do all he can to bring the Portugal international to the Premier League after his incredible World Cup display.





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