West Ham have set their sights on Championship playmaker duo Eberechi Eze and Said Benrahma and are weighing up which one to try and sign this summer, Football Insider understands.
David Moyes and Hammers chiefs are analysing potential targets ahead of the window opening tomorrow and are deciding between QPR star Eze and Brentford ace Benrahma.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider the club want a hungry and talented playmaker who can provide goals and assists, and has his best years ahead of him.
The Premier League club have fixed their radar on the Championship pair following their outstanding campaigns.
Eze, 22, scored 14 goals and provided eight assists from mid-table QPR’s 46 league matches.
Benrahma, 24, is now preparing for the play-offs after his 17 goals and nine assists from Brentford’s 43 league games took them to the cusp of automatic promotion.
West Ham will face competition for the attacking duo from other Premier League clubs, with Crystal Palace especially keen on Eze.
Palace made an enquiry for the QPR man late in the January window after West Ham hijacked their pursuit of Jarrod Bowen and agreed a deal that was eventually completed at the eleventh hour on deadline day.
Roy Hodgson’s side are still keen on the attacking midfielder and are already working on various financial options.
Eze’s contract at Loftus Road expires in the summer of 2021, making Rangers vulnerable to Premier League offers.
Benrhama has a Brentford contract that runs until the summer of 2022.
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