West Ham United are closing in on the signing of Ghanaian right-back Daniel Opare, who is now out of contract, according to Graphic.

Two days ago, the full-back was released from his contract at German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg, because of ill-discipline.

He reportedly wished to leave Augsburg in the January transfer window, which caused tension between him and the management of the club, ultimately resulting in him leaving and now being a free agent.

West Ham, who recently signed free agent fullback Patrice Evra, may look to do the same thing, just on the other flank.

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He was nearly ever-present for Augsburg so far this season, with 17 league appearances, and has been superb as they are now seventh in the Bundesliga, just three points off 4th placed Borussia Dortmund in the last Champions League spot.

Although the troubles between Opare and the club are over, the talent they are missing might be crucial as to whether they get into European football or not.

A number of sides are currently monitoring his situation, including English Premier League rivals Leicester City, Stoke City and Everton. However, David Moyes is confident in bringing him to the capital.

The 16 time capped Ghanaian will be looking at where his career takes him. He certainly has the talent, as shown in the previous few months, and the Hammers may be the club to benefit from it, especially for free.