Report: West Ham eye surprise summer move to sign Albert Rusnak

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West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Groningen playmaker Albert Rusnak.

Even with the rumours surrounding the future of manager Sam Allardyce, West Ham United continue to be linked with new signings.

Brazilian playmaker Nene is being strongly touted for a move to Upton Park after rescinding his contract with Qatari side Al-Gharafa, but the 33-year-old may just be a short term option for the Hammers.

The Daily Mail are today reporting that West Ham are eyeing up a shock move to sign Groningen attacking midfielder Albert Rusnak this summer.

Rusnak, 20, joined Manchester City in 2010, but made no appearances before loan spells with Oldham Athletic and Birmingham City.

This season, the Slovakian youngster was loaned out to Cambuur in the Eredivisie, and after four goals and two assists, he earned a move to another Dutch club, with Groningen signing him permanently last month.

He already has two goals and one assist in just six games for Groningen, and West Ham are reportedly looking to bring him back to England already.

The youngster is a skillful attacking midfielder with an eye for goal from long range, and would be one for the future, providing cover for Stewart Downing at the top of the West Ham midfield diamond.

Much will depend on who is in charge at Upton Park next season, with Allardyce's contract expiring this summer, but it seems that the Hammers are monitoring Rusnak closely after his impressive displays in the Netherlands this season. 

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