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West Ham target Muntari among six players who could push Hammers into Europe next season

Sulley Muntari

Sulley Muntari

A Premier League return has been longingly anticipated for former Portsmouth star Sulley Muntari, who was hotly linked with a move to Hull City in the January window.

The 79-cap Ghana midfielder claimed an FA Cup with Pompey in 2008 before switching his allegiances to Serie A, where he’s since gone on to represent both Inter and AC Milan.

Despite being one of Rossoneri’s more dependable performers this season, claiming four goals and two assists in 17 league starts and averaging 2.2 tackles, 1.6 shot and 1.1 key passes per match, manager Clarence Seedorf is expected to administer a major overhaul this summer with the 29 year-old emerging as an incredibly likely departee.

A strong and powerful athlete with real quality on the ball, Muntari would fit in well with the attritional Allardyce philosophy whilst also improving the Hammers’ limited abilities in possession.

Having plied his trade with both Italian giants too, the African star comes with a wealth of continental experience and has registered six outings in this season’s Champions League tournament, with Whoscored.com awarding him an average rating of 6.87.

Muntari comes with a tabloid valuation of £4million, based on Hull City’s reportedly planned swoop in the January window. But the Tigers could pose troubling transfer competition to the Hammers if their prior interest is reignited at the end of the season.

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