Azubuike Egwuekwe admits he would 'love' to join West Ham this summer

Nigerian international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has admitted he would 'love' to join West Ham United this summer.

West Ham were heavily linked with a move to sign Nigerian international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe in January - and now the player has admitted he would love a move to Upton Park.

Egwuekwe, 25, is a giant centre back who stands at 6ft 5in tall, so it's little surprise to see that he's made his way onto Sam Allardyce's radar.

Reports from the London Evening Standard suggested that West Ham wanted to sign Egwuekwe in January, whilst Nigerian website SL10 even showed an image of Egwuekwe seemingly arriving at Upton Park to complete a move - but that never materialised.

Instead, Egwuekwe apparently made a move to Israel with Hapoel Tel-Aviv, with the club even posting an announcement of the signing on Twitter in January - only for Egwuekwe to tell Nigerian newspaper the Daily Independent that the deal fell through.

"Several things went wrong (with that deal to join Hapoel). There were some minor details but by the grace of God, those issues have now been sorted out. I will very likely move (away from current club, Warri Wolves) in the summer," said Egwuekwe.

"I still don’t know if I will go to Hapoel in the summer. I really don’t know. Everything is in God’s hands but what I know is that I will likely leave in the summer," he continued.

With Egwuekwe still on the books at Warri Wolves, he could still be available in the summer, and he admitted to the Daily Independent that he would 'love' to sign for West Ham.

"Like I said earlier, the future can only be decided by God but if I had to make a choice, I would love to go to West Ham," he added.

Given that the Daily Mail report that Winston Reid will now sign a new contract at Upton Park, West Ham may not be in the market for another centre back - which would leave Egwuekwe's dream in tatters.

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