West Ham United fans react to Fabian Ruiz rumours

Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla and Real Betis at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla...

West Ham United are seemingly interested in signing Fabian Ruiz.

Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz (R) scores a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla and Real Betis at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 6,...

According to ESPN, West Ham United boss David Moyes was in Seville on Sunday night to watch Real Betis star Fabian Ruiz in the 5-0 demolition by Barcelona.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has a £14 million buyout clause at Betis, dazzled in spite of the heavy defeat and the West Ham manager is unlikely to have left unimpressed.

Moyes has repeatedly claimed this month that he is in the market for a midfielder, but one with Premier League experience so it remains to be seen how accurate the speculation is.

Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla and Real Betis at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla...

Nevertheless, West Ham fans are certainly on board with the prospect of bringing him to London before the transfer window shuts.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Unfortunately for the Hammers, they could face competition for his signature and Sunday's performance is unlikely to have dissuaded any would-be suitors from retaining an interest.

According to Marca, Tottenham Hotspur are also keen, which is bad news for West Ham because if Spurs make a move then it'll be very hard for Ruiz to say no.

He is contracted to the Spanish club until 2020.

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