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Hammers target says he will ‘adapt’ to English football

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West Ham target Cedric Bakambu has said he can ‘adapt’ to English football when questioned about the possibility of playing in the Premier League.

Bakambu has emerged as one of a number of forwards linked with a move to the London Stadium this summer as Slaven Bilic looks to strengthen his front line.

The DR Congo international has scored 34 times for the Yellow Submarine during his two years with the La Liga club, and his performances have seen him linked with a number of clubs, including West Ham.

Speaking with So Foot (via Football London) earlier in the year, the Villarreal hitman said:  “I don’t live from day to day. I like to know where I’m going. I like to travel, and the Premier League is a league I like, that’s true. But nothing happens with just a click of the fingers.” when asked about a potential move away from Spain.

“I’m not in a hurry to leave Villarreal. I signed a five-year contract and I’m really enjoying myself. Like at Bursaspor, I’m in a team that’s not very physical but that plays a lot of football.”

When asked about the potential physicality of the Premier League, the 26-year-old simply stated: “I’ll adapt.”

Villarreal value Bakambu at around £25 million, meaning West Ham would have to break their current club transfer record to acquire his services.

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