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West Ham United reportedly eyeing highly-rated African left-back

West Ham want reinforcements at left-back, and are keeping an eye on Aduana Stars and Ghana under-17 international defender Rashid Alhassan ahead of a possible switch.

Alhassan is currently with the West African giants at the U17 World Cup in India, and having continued to impress since debuting for Aduana and earning plaudits for his performances at the Africa under-17 Nations Cup, a lot of teams have expressed interests in his signature.

Alongside the Hammers, Bundesliga outfit Hannover 96 and MLS side Chicago Fire are also keen on the teenage left-back, but further negotiations for Alhassan won’t commence until after the tournament in India.

As per Ghanasoccernet, the youngster’s representative Samuel Akoto Asante has confirmed the interest of West Ham, claiming that: “There are several interest at the moment. But I can speak of the ones from West Ham and Chicago Fire from the US.

“Hannover are also interested in his services. We’ll look at the best option before deciding on his future.

“He is currently with Ghana’s U17 squad for the World Cup in India and so the situation will be clearer after the tournament.

“No need to rush and make any pronouncements but that’s the situation with him at the moment.”

West Ham currently have Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku splitting time at left-back, while there is also the highly promising Vashon Neufville in the youth ranks.

In Alhassan, the Hammers will be landing a hard-working defender and speedster whose attacking qualities are also enviable.

A tough tackler par excellence, the Ghanaian has a lot of potential embedded in him and could turn out to be a great buy in the near future should West Ham successfully snap him up.