Report: West Ham plot £8m move to sign Spain star Nolito after 12-goal season

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West Ham are reportedly lining up an £8m bid to sign Celta Vigo star Nolito.

- Spain's Nolito scores a goal past South Korea's Kim Jin-Hyeon.Spain's Nolito scores a goal past South Korea's Kim Jin-Hyeon

According to The Mirror, West Ham United are ready to make an £8m move to land Celta Vigo star Nolito during this summer's transfer window.

The Hammers are looking to add some more firepower to their ranks, and whilst fans are focusing on the signing of a new striker, another winger could also be targeted.

Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio - each signed last summer - all enjoyed superb seasons for the Hammers, but with aspirations beyond seventh place under Slaven Bilic, more quality in the final third will be wanted.

Now, The Mirror report that West Ham will target a deal reminiscent of signing Payet last summer, as Celta Vigo star Nolito is now wanted by Bilic and co.

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The 29-year-old hit 12 goals and seven assists for Celta this past season, meaning the former Barcelona man has earned a spot in Spain's Euro 2016 squad, and could start against the Czech Republic on Monday having hit four goals in his last five international appearances.

A skillful, creative attacker who thrives when cutting inside from the left hand side, Nolito possesses great quality and an eye for goal - but with just one year left on his contract with Celta Vigo, he may be sold this summer at a bargain price.

That appears to be what West Ham are hoping for, as they are believed to be plotting an £8m bid for Nolito, which would add yet another attacking threat to Bilic's arsenal.

Many would question paying big money for a 29-year-old attacker, but West Ham proved that it can work by signing Payet - who was 28 at the time - last summer. With calculated spending on proven players, West Ham may just get it right, and Nolito could be another success story for the Hammers.

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