According to a report from Calcio Mercato, Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has snubbed a move to West Ham this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a new centre-forward this summer.
Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill have been sold, leaving Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva as the only recognised centre-forwards at the London Stadium.
And La Repubblica claimed a couple of days ago that West Ham are targeting a bargain move for Gonzalo Higuain, with Juventus determined to terminate the Argentina international’s contract.
The 32-year-old Juve hitman earns £270k-a-week (Daily Mail). So it is easy to see why the Old Lady might struggle to offload him this summer.
And Calcio Mercato have now claimed that Higuain has snubbed the Hammers.
The South American hitman joined Juventus in the summer of 2016 for around £75 million (The Guardian).
Higuain has scored 306 goals in 632 career club games (Transfermarkt). There aren’t many better finishers out there than the Juve hitman, but he did struggle in England previously during his time on loan with Chelsea.
It is hard to imagine a scenario where West Ham would have been able to afford the Argentine, however. Even if he was available for nothing.
The 32-year-old’s wages would surely have been too much for the Hammers. So the report claiming that Higuain has snubbed us is hardly surprising.
If David Moyes manages to sell the likes of Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini, he should be looking at players like Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma.
Higuain has had his day. But whether we were ever actually in for him in the first place is debatable to say the least.