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Report: West Ham want 'special' striker; made contact ahead of January
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Report: West Ham want 'special' striker; made contact ahead of January

West Ham have joined the race to sign Jhon Duran, with The Sun reporting that they have now made contact about a January move for the Colombian striker.

Duran is winning a lot of admirers with Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. The 18-year-old scored eight goals and contributed five assists in the league.

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He has now represented his country on a handful of occasions. And The Sun reports that a host of Premier League sides want the teenager.

West Ham want Duran

Reports from Goal have previously suggested that Liverpool want Duran. Meanwhile, The Sun reports that Manchester United, Everton and West Ham are also now in the running.

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In fact, the Hammers have already made contact about a move to the London Stadium in January. The report claims that he is valued at around £10 million.

West Ham fans may not be overly enthused about the idea of signing a somewhat unproven youngster in January after their underwhelming start to the campaign.

No player in David Moyes’ squad has scored more than twice in the Premier League this season. And obviously, they find themselves in a precarious position in the table.

Chicago Fire boss Ezra Hendrickson suggested that he has the potentially to be a ‘really special player‘. And he noted that Duran could have an incredibly high ceiling.

And 13 goal involvements for a player of his age is a very impressive return.

Much will depend on what other business West Ham do in the window. But if they have funds for other signings, he could be an inspired addition for the future.

Clearly, the levels of interest in Duran tells its own story. But if West Ham do bring him in in January, he will still have a point to prove to many.

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