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West Ham join race for Union Berlin forward Sheraldo Becker

West Ham United are keeping tabs on Union Berlin winger Sheraldo Becker, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.

Everton are weighing up whether to bid for the Suriname international, but the Hammers are keen too.

They have enquired about Becker, but it is unknown if they plan to make an offer.

The Berlin star is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League, whereas the Bundesliga club wants to keep him.

The 27-year-old has bagged eight goals and five assists in 25 games across all competitions this term.

West Ham are just a point above the relegation places after 20 games, and manager David Moyes needs reinforcements.

The Irons have scored 17 league goals, and they need to do more going forward.

Moyes could do with a quality and versatile attacker like Becker.

He has played mainly as a striker this term and is one of the reasons his club are second in the Bundesliga. Only a point separates them from leaders Bayern Munich after 18 games.

Playing in the English top flight appeals to most footballers, but swapping a title challenge for a relegation battle may not exactly interest Becker.

The Dutchman knows he could be playing Champions League football next term if he ends the season with Berlin.

West Ham would have to be very convincing to have a chance of luring Becker away from Germany.

His electric pace would come in handy in their attack. His ability to play on the wings and as a striker is also very valuable.

The January transfer window closes in a few hours, and the Hammers do not have any time to waste.

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