Cardiff City have to reportedly pay £13.5million to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa on a permanent basis in the January transfer window - and West Ham have to throw their hat into the transfer ring.
Spanish outlet Marca claim 24-year-old Camarasa can leave Betis for £13.5million, and Cardiff are keen to make their impressive loanee a permanent player under Neil Warnock.
The Spaniard has scored three goals for the Bluebirds this season, including goals against Arsenal and Manchester United as well as an excellent winner against Leicester City on Saturday in the 92nd minute.
He has given Cardiff a bit of flair from the middle of the park, some top-flight quality that has the difference to change games. At £13.5million, he is a bargain.
The report claims that four Premier League clubs are interested in the midfielder along with Cardiff, and West Ham have to make sure that they are one of those sides.
Indeed, the Hammers have been in decent form under Manuel Pellegrini but are missing Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini to injury. A creative, box-to-box midfielder is missing from Pellegrini's squad.
At such a small figure in today's market, a player like Camarasa is needed if the Hammers are to take the next step and push the top six or seven places of the Premier League.
The Spanish star has shown in the Premier League this season already that he is more than adept at making a difference in the top tier of English football. He is a rarity, and West Ham must capitalise by bringing him to east London.
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