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24-year-old has shone since leaving West Ham, three goals in five games so far this season

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West Ham have made plenty of mistakes in the market over the past few years, with a number of expensive failures arriving in east London.

Felipe Andersen only delivered 12 goals in 73 games having cost £36m, and was offloaded for just £4m over the summer.

Sebastien Haller also arrived for £45m, but scored just 14 goals for the Hammers before joining Ajax in a £20.25m move back in January.

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Aside from incomings, West Ham have also slipped up when allowing some players to leave, none more so than Toni Martinez.

How is Toni Martinez doing after leaving West Ham?

It’s safe to say the 24-year-old has thrived since leaving the London Stadium in 2019.

Martinez was sold to Famalicão, where he stayed for just one season before Portuguese giants FC Porto swooped in to sign him.

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Now, after scoring three goals in his first five Primeira Liga games this season, the Spaniard could be in line for something special.

MARCA believe Luis Enrique could potentially hand Martinez a call-up to the Spain squad, where he would play alongside Pablo Fornals.

West Ham should re-sign Toni Martinez

Michail Antonio is the only centre-forward at the London Stadium right now – David Moyes desperately needs depth in that department.

In that respect, why don’t the east Londoners try to re-sign Martinez?

After all, he scored 25 goals in 29 Under-23 games while in east London, so it’s criminal that he wasn’t given more opportunities in the first place.

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The forward spent three years with the Irons, so he surely knows the club well, and may be keen to prove himself in England after being discarded.

Having said that, a move would be difficult as Martinez is playing Champions League football for FC Porto, something West Ham can’t offer.

Perhaps, after being sold by Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham’s former Academy starlet has now outgrown the club who gave up on him.

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