A West Ham winger target has reportedly turned down two Premier League clubs in order to move to East London.
With West Ham pushing to sell Said Benrahma this month, it is understandable why they would want to bring in a left winger. Admittedly, Lucas Paqueta has been doing a brilliant job playing out of position but, in the long term, you would imagine David Moyes would like to move him back central.
Fortunately, as our own ExWHUEmployee revealed, the Hammers are keen to sign Ghanaian wonder-kid Ibrahim Osman. The FC Nordsjaelland has been named as their most likely signing after Kalvin Phillips, with the Danish side reportedly wanting around £15 million for him.
At just 19-years-old, Osman has plenty of room to develop into a top player, and Football Insider claim that he could be sent out on loan straight away in order to get more experience. However, this will not put Osman off as he has apparently turned down both Brighton and Brentford in order to join West Ham.
Interestingly, he came from the right to dream academy – the same one Mohammed Kudus came through. If he is a success, it would be fair to assume that the Irons will be keeping a close eye on some of their other prospects.
It will be intriguing to see how well he does in claret and blue, but it is important fans dampen their expectations. He is likely to be no more than a squad player at first, and he will need time to improve. Obviously, at such a young age our Irons certainly are not buying the finished product . It is crucial that our fans do not get on his back and pile on unnecessary pressure – we have to be patient with him.
Given that time though, we could have a very special player on our hands. A young, pacey and hard working Ghanaian on each wing sounds like what dreams are made of.
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