Three things West Ham fans need to know about target Paolo Hurtado

According to reports in The Sun, Premier League duo West Ham United and Bournemouth are ready to go head-to-head in the race to sign £2m-rated Reading winger Paolo Hurtado this summer.

Following the departure of the unsettled Dimitri Payet during the January transfer window, Robert Snodgrass failing to impress after his arrival from Hull City during the same month and Michail Antonio’s future looking to be in doubt as new contract talks continue to stall, Irons manager Slaven Bilic is looking to strengthen in wide areas at the end of the campaign.

Even though the wide man, who can also play in the centre, has made just six appearances in all competitions for the Royals after moving to the Madejski Stadium from Pacos de Ferreira in August 2015, the Croatian is said to have been impressed with his performances during a loan spell with Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes this term.

Here are three things West Ham fans need to know about the 26-year-old…