West Ham have plenty of work to do this summer and they’re reportedly edging closer towards their first addition in the market.
Gloucestershire Live report that the Hammers are closing in on the signature of Derby County’s Luke Thomas, in a deal reportedly worth £1.2m.
The 19-year-old was Young Player of the Season for the Championship playoff semi-finalists this season and made two substitute appearances for the first-team at Pride Park.
Attacking midfielder Thomas joined the Rams in 2016 from Cheltenham Town and spent part of the season in 2017 on-loan at then National League North outfit Gloucester City.
Capable of playing out wide, Thomas impressed for the club’s U23 ranks last season and could jump at the opportunity at a chance to play in the Premier League.
However, he’d face a stern challenge forcing his way into the Hammers’ first-team due to competition with the likes of Manuel Lanzini but could be crafted into a valuable asset for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.