West Ham would make huge statement by beating Tottenham to Papa Badou Ndiaye in January

Olympiakos' Greek defender Panagiotis Retsos (C) and French defender Aly Cissokho (L) vy for the ball with Osmanlispor's Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye during the UEFA Europa League...

West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are all interested in signing the Senegalese ace.

Slaven Bilic applauds his fans at the end of the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is under severe pressure following his side's underwhelming start to their 2017/18 campaign, and if he is still in charge come January, the transfer window will be one of vital importance to his future.

One player who West Ham have already been linked with is Galatasaray ace Papa Badou Ndiaye, with Turkish media outlet Sporx claiming that the east London outfit have been scouting the 27-year-old.

Badou Ndiaye (R) of Osmanlispor celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League group L football match between FC Steaua Bucharest and Osmanlispor in Bucharest, Romania on November 24,...

They are not the only Premier League club monitoring his situation, however, with Sporx claiming that both Spurs and Newcastle are keeping an eye on developments.

The powerful, energetic midfielder possesses all of the attributes that Bilic's side currently desperately lack, and his presence in the Hammers side would undoubtedly make a huge difference to the manner in which they play.

He is a talented footballer, with an engine that is the envy of many a professional football. His work-rate is second to none, and his desire and will to win would provide the West Ham team with a much-needed injection of urgency.

Villarreal's Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos (L) vies with Osmanlispor's Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye during the Europa League Group L football match Villarreal CF vs...

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And if the east Londoners manage to find a way of beating both Tottenham and the Magpies to Ndiaye's signature, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Bilic's side, along with a real statement of intent.

And with the opening of the January transfer window just around the corner, this will certainly be one to keep a close eye on.

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