Three Lokomotiv Moscow players West Ham could sign

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

The Russian Premier League leaders have plenty of talented players amongst their ranks.

West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Ham United are trying to lure Lokomotiv Moscow Sporting Director Erik Stoffelshaus to the London Stadium according to the Sun. 

The German has helped transform the clubs fortunes and has an excellent reputation when it comes to scouting and recruiting players while he's also played his part in finding and developing young talent. 

Since Stoffelshaus arrived in Russia last January, the club have progressed well and now find themselves eight points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League, largely thanks to his recruitment. 

Should he make the switch to the Hammers, he could bring with him some of his Lokomotiv stars with him. Here are three who could be a good fit for West Ham. 

Jefferson Farfan

Jefferson Farfan is a man well known to Stoffelshaus from their time at Schalke 04, where he scored 53 goals during his seven seasons. 

Jefferson Farfan and Manuel Fernandes of FC Lokomotiv Moscow celebrate after scoring a goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Rubin Kazan at...Jefferson Farfan and Manuel Fernandes of FC Lokomotiv Moscow celebrate after scoring a goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Rubin Kazan at...

Farfan has scored six goals already this season. He's quick, powerful and has fine technical ability which has seen him so often be the difference in matches. The Peru international won four Eredivisie titles with PSV Eindhoven, the German Cup with Schalke and he helped the Royal Blues reach the 2010-11 Champions League semi-final. The 33-year-old is a similar type of player to Dimitri Payet, who they sold in January. 

Vedran Corluka 

West Ham have the second worse defensive record in the league. Lokomotiv Moscow captain Vedran Corluka is an experienced head who could help fix David Moyes' defensive problems. 

Vedran Corluka (L) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow is challenged by Ze Luis of FC Spartak Moscow during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Spartak Moscow at Lokomotiv...Vedran Corluka (L) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow is challenged by Ze Luis of FC Spartak Moscow during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Spartak Moscow at Lokomotiv...

The Croatian international, who has 95 caps for his country, has developed into a leader during his time in Russia. He's mainly a centre-half but he can also play at right-back. He knows the Premier League as he took in a successful spell at Tottenham Hotspur and also represented Manchester City. 

Eder

Eder was signed under Stoffelshaus' regime back in the summer and has three goals to his name this campaign. The Portuguese star, who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2016 final, has quite a modest goal scoring record but is more renowned for his great hold up play and ability in the air. 

Lokomotiv Moscow's forward from Portugal Eder (L) and FC Fastav Zlín's defender from Czech Republic Ondrej Baco vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match...Lokomotiv Moscow's forward from Portugal Eder (L) and FC Fastav Zlín's defender from Czech Republic Ondrej Baco vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match...

West Ham have Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew who can all play up front. Carroll has continued to struggle for fitness while Hernandez is often left isolated up top.

Eder could be a useful addition and a different option for West Ham. He scored seven goals for LOSC Lille last season however his record of zero goals in 13 games while on loan at Swansea City in 2015 may raise question marks. 

 

 

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