Another Payet? West Ham reportedly want Celta Vigo star Nolito this summer

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West Ham are reportedly looking to land Celta Vigo ace Nolito this summer.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United are keen to land Celta Vigo hero Nolito this summer, ahead of London rivals Arsenal.

The Hammers are on course for Europa League qualification, and with the move to the Olympic Stadium coming this summer as well as the new Premier League TV deal, Slaven Bilic's men may splash the cash again this summer.

Last summer, the marquee signing was Dimitri Payet. The Frenchman arrived from Marseille having smashed seven goals and 16 assists last season, and he has continued that success with 12 goals and nine assists in all competitions for the Hammers.

Despite being 29, Payet is showing that proven quality is still valuable as clubs tend to go for younger players - but West Ham could use the same approach which landed Payet almost a year ago.

The Mirror report that West Ham are looking to snap up Celta Vigo star Nolito, in a deal which could cost as much as £18m, which is what Celta are currently asking for.

The former Barcelona man, 29, hit 13 goals and 13 assists last season, giving him similar numbers to Payet, and he's notched another 11 goals and six assists this term.

A Spanish international, Nolito can play as a playmaker or out wide, and possesses superb technical ability as well as quality from set pieces - aspects which have made Payet an Upton Park hero.

If Nolito does sign for West Ham and has a similar impact to Payet, West Ham will certainly be pushing for the top four again - whilst proving that quality players approaching 30 can still be stars in the energetic, pace-driven Premier League.

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