By Nick Ware

15th Dec, 2021 | 11:39am

West Ham make move to sign Dutch star Guus Til

West Ham have “expressed an interest” in signing Netherlands international Guus Til, according to online news outlet TEAMtalk.

Til, 23, is contracted to Russian giants Spartak Moscow but is currently on loan at Feyenoord, for whom he has scored nine goals in 16 Eredivisie appearances this season.

Now, he is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs, including West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Spartak have a recall option which can be used in January, though a potential buyer could opt to leave him at Feyenoord for the rest of the season.

Til is thought to be happy to complete the 2021/22 campaign at the Rotterdam club as he seeks to cement his place in the Dutch squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Back to his best

Til made his name at Eredivise outfit AZ, scoring 15 goals in 39 appearances during the 2018/19 campaign to seal a lucrative move to Spartak.

However, Til struggled to get going in Moscow and scored just two goals in 24 games before joining SC Freiburg on loan in September 2020.

He failed to earn a permanent move there, though, playing just seven times in Germany and failing to score.

But a loan move back to the Netherlands has reignited his career and only ex-Irons striker Sebastien Haller, now at Ajax, and Feyenoord teammate Bryan Linssen (both 10) have scored more Eredivisie goals than Til this season.

Til also scored a hat-trick against FC Drita in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League in July.

Where he would fit in at the London Stadium, though, remains to be seen.

The 6ft1in Dutchman can play in central midfield or as an attacking midfielder, using his late runs into the box and powerful physique to good effect.

He’s vastly different to, say, Jesse Lingard, who arrived on loan last season and won plenty of plaudits from attacking midfield.

In other West Ham news, a journalist claims this Premier League centre-back will snub Newcastle for the Irons in January.

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