Hammers fancy young Raul
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Osasuna midfielder Raul Garcia has been attracting interest from West Ham.
The Pamplona-born starlet is one of the players Alan Pardew has been impressed with after scouting trips to Spain.
The Hammers have also been eyeing Barcelona duo Maxi Lopez and Gabri as they look to build on an impressive first season back in The Premiership.
Like Lopez and Gabri, Raul will be a difficult target to prise away from La Liga, particularly as Real Madrid have been keeping tabs on his progress.
Real, who are also tracking Celta Vigo's Boegia Oubina, have been made aware of the 19-year-old's potential following his progress through the ranks at Osasuna.
Raul is tipped for a call-up to the Spain Under-21 side and has made 15 starts, scoring twice, in his side's impressive campaign.