According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, West Ham boss David Moyes wants to sign Fabio Borini on a free transfer this summer.
But signing the Italian free agent would be an insult to the Hammers fans.
With Albian Ajeti nearing a £5 million move to Celtic (Sky Sports), West Ham desperately need to bring another forward to the London Stadium this summer.
Sebastien Haller needs more competition and support through the middle.
But the Hammers should not be going anywhere near Fabio Borini.
The 29-year-old journeyman is out of contract at AC Milan next month. And he will be available on a free transfer.
The one-capped Italy international has a terrible record in front of goal with just 47 strikes to his name in 266 career games (Transfermarkt).
Borini has spent time in England with Chelsea, Liverpool, Sunderland and in Wales with Swansea City. And he hasn’t impressed with any of those clubs.
His longest spell with an English club came with the Black Cats where he scored just 17 goals in 93 games for the Wearside outfit (Transfermarkt).
Quite what he would add to the West Ham setup is anyone’s guess.
It is clear why we are after him, however. He will be a free agent soon. And David Sullivan and David Gold will be licking their chops.
When the Hammers left Upton Park and moved to the London Stadium in the summer of 2016 many West Ham fans were devastated to be leaving their spiritual home.
Those feelings were tempered, however, with the club’s owners promising that the stadium move would coincide with a new era of success for West Ham.
Sullivan and Gold claimed that their new 60,000 capacity home would enable the club to compete in the transfer market with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea for world class players.
That has ended up being far from the case, however.
We are allegedly in the market for players like Fabio Borini. That quite simply is unacceptable.
In fact, signing the Italian would be nothing more than a massive insult to the West Ham fans who pay their money to go and watch Premier League football week in week out.