Vito van Crooy: The player West Ham should sign from VVV Venlo

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After West Ham signed an agreement with VVV Venlo, here's a look at one player they should consider adding to their squad.

West Ham have been busy over the international break, securing a partnership deal with Dutch club VVV Venlo.

The idea is for the Hammers to send players on loan, but also potentially receive players in return. West Ham's official website confirmed: "The club are hoping to bring in some exciting Dutch talent."

One player they could do well to take a look at is promising winger Vito van Crooy.

Van Crooy is just 19, yet is already making an impression for the club, a regular this season. He has scored three times in nine appearances in the league, with one assist to his name, and also scored in his one and only cup appearance so far.

Talented left wingers are hard to come by, and Van Crooy is a player who has already been recognised at international level, winning a Dutch under-20 cap. This season he has also featured on the right wing, showing his versatility.

Van Crooy still has to develop into a player ready to be a Premier League star, but has shown promise early this season, and West Ham are now the best placed club to profit if he fulfils his potential.

Venlo's top scorer this season is Ralf Steujens who has netted six goals in 10 league games, having scored 17 times last season. Yet at 26-years-old if the Hammers are to look at players to bring in, it may make more sense to play the long game and concentrate on a prospect like Van Crooy.

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