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Missing out on Rodrigues is no big loss to West Ham United

West Ham United are expected to miss out on the signing of Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues, according to Turkish-Football.com.

What’s the story?

The news outlet claims that the Hammers had a £10m bid rejected by Galatasaray earlier this month as the club are looking for a figure in the region of £15m.

It is believed that Newcastle United were also interested in signing the 27-year-old, but Turkish-Football.com reports that Rodrigues is happy at his current club.

The Cape Verde international reportedly has no intention of leaving Galatasaray at the end of the season, but it seems that the Hammers have failed to meet the price valuation anyway.

This season, Rodrigues has made 25 appearances in the Super Lig, scoring six goals and creating eight assists.

Should West Ham try harder to get him?

In all honesty, bringing Rodrigues to the London Stadium would present a risk for the Hammers, mainly due to his lack of experience in English football.

The winger has played in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece and now Turkey, therefore it would be a big ask to throw him into action at West Ham, particularly if they keep their place in the Premier League.

In addition, while Rodrigues’s figures are positive, they are not outstanding, and if he was seen as the answer to David Moyes’s problems, then they should have a rethink.

The East London outfit should target attack-minded players who have proven themselves in English football.

The board also need to loosen the pursestrings slightly as they will end up being blown out of the water by clubs willing to spend more.

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