West Ham would be repeating familiar mistake by signing Nicolai Müller

Berlin's Japanese midfielder Genki Haraguchi (R) vies with Hamburg's midfielder Nicolai Mueller during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and Hertha...

West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing the Hamburg wide-man.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Hammers boss David Moyes has his work cut-out if he is to guide his side away from trouble in the second half of the season, and the Scot will surely be looking to strengthen his options during the January transfer window. 

One player in particular who is interesting West Ham is Hamburg winger Nicolai Müller, with Bild claiming that the Bundesliga outfit are looking to sell the German for somewhere in the region of £7-9 million, due to their financial difficulties.

The 30-year-old is a capable player, but the Hammers would be slipping into an all-too-familiar habit of signing an ageing star with no experience of English football if they dO indeed move for Müller, and Moyes would be better served in signing a younger player with more suitable attributes conducive to succeeding in the Premier League.

Nicolai Mueller (L) of Hamburg and Ricardo Rodriguez (R) of Wolfsburg vie during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and Hamburger SV at Volkswagen Arena on January 21, 2017 in...

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The German wide-man stands at just under 5ft 7in tall, and whilst he is technically competent, his playing style is far from physical, and he could very well find the robust nature of the Premier League a little too demanding.

Whilst the reported fee needed to sign Müller is extremely reasonable in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market, West Ham do not exactly have cash to burn, and they must make sure that they get their recruitment 100 per cent right in January.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light in...

Moyes is under tremendous pressure to get things right at the London Stadium, and he would be doing himself no favours whatsoever by bringing an unknown quantity, as far as the Premier League is concerned, to the club.

The Hammers need to start learning from their mistakes in the transfer window, and make sure that they start signing players for the future, to supplement some kind of vision - something that they have desperately lacked over the past 5-10 years.

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