West Ham may not get a better chance to sign Nabil Fekir

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West Ham may not get a better chance to sign Nabil Fekir.

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West Ham have been linked with a surprise move for Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir - and it is a transfer they must push to seal.

The Sun reported they are considering a £20 million move for the attacker, who has had an injury hit season.

Yet it is the lack of football he has played this past campaign which gives the Hammers an opportunity to buy him this summer, which they may not get again.

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Fekir is a player with considerable talent, able to play in a variety of positions across the frontline - on the wing or up front, and was Ligue 1's Player of the Year in 2014/15.

The Frenchman has bounced back from a cruciate ligament injury, which came after he had made a terrific start to the season back in August, scoring four goals in his opening four games.

It had appeared as though he was set for a huge season, to build on the previous campaign where he struck 13 goals and provided nine assists.

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Fekir was previously linked with a move to Arsenal by The Mail, while ESPN reported that he harbours hope of playing for Real Madrid, Barcelona, or even PSG.

Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas is notoriously difficult to deal with, and if Fekir was at the peak of his powers, he would soon be asking for figures close to £30-40 million.

Fekir is a player evidently with ambition to play in the Champions League, and after a good season under his belt, in a year's time he would not settle for less.

Yet West Ham may have a chance this summer, and can point to the success Dimitri Payet has had in the Premier League - with a knock on effect to international level, as a reason to join.

The Hammers have a real opportunity to sign him up this summer, and should give their all to get a deal over the line.

Villarreal's Eric Bailly in action with Lyon's Nabil FekirVillarreal's Eric Bailly in action with Lyon's Nabil Fekir

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