West Ham become the 8th Premier League club to be linked with Real Madrid man

Another day, another name to enter the race to sign Real Madrid striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

Today sees West Ham, who were taken over by messieurs Gold and Sullivan earlier this week, express an interest in bringing Van Nistelrooy back to the Premier League.

So far Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Stoke, Chelsea, Blackburn and Fulham have been linked with the 33-year old over the last two months, however as of yet, nothing has materialised, leaving the door wide open for West Ham to make a move.

The former Manchester United man has barely played for Real this season, which has fuelled speculation that he is looking to leave the Bernabeu to secure first team football in this, a World Cup year.

West Ham are clearly looking to strengthen in the coming days following the recent takeover, however how much Gianfranco Zola will be aloud spend is the big question. Van Nistelrooy obviously won’t cost that much in terms of a transfer fee, however his hefty wage demands may scupper any deal. Having said that, I believe there is a strong chance we may see Ruud in a Hammers shirt before the transfer window shuts on February 1st.

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