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Will the Hammers walk like an Egyptian? West Ham looks to sign Hull defender in January

Ahmed Elmohamady linked to West Ham switch

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Egypt national team player and Hull full-back Ahmed Elmohamady has been linked to a move to West Ham in the January transfer window. With the Hammers’ dearth at Right Back already well documented, this move makes a lot of sense for West Ham. The ship seems already to be sinking for Hull, with Mike Whelan getting the sack after a series of results that was all too predictable given the investment in the club by the owners. Elmohamady may be looking to move on to a bigger club after the shambles that his current club are in, and while he may not be the biggest name around, he is a solid performer stuck on a under-achieving club. The former Sunderland man scored 11 goals in 202 matches for Hull City.

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Elmohamady in action against Spurs
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The only sticking point to such a move would be Elmohamady’s involvement with Egypt at the African Cup of Nations this January. With the Egyptian squad being one of the favorites to advance to the knockout rounds, the longer a run in AFCON, the less likely West Ham would be interested in a switch, with the defender possibly being out until February. Elmohamady has already won AFCON with Egypt twice, in both 2008 and 2010, and after a couple of disappointing showings, Egypt may be up for a good run in Gabon this year.