According to a report from Italian media outlet Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham are looking into the possibility of signing Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra in the summer.
TMW claims that Napoli and Roma are also interested in signing the 20-year-old.
Almendra has made 32 appearances for Boca, racking up two goals and one assist in the process (Transfermarkt).
He has five caps for Argentina’s under-20 side. The youngster has played a peripheral role for Boca this season, however, making just six appearances.
In six league games for Boca this season, the young Argentine has an impressive pass completion rate of 79.7%. He has also averaged 1.8 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 0.8 clearances in those six outings. (Who Scored).
Central midfield is clearly an area where West Ham need to strengthen. David Moyes brought Tomas Soucek in on loan from Slavia Prague in January, and the club allegedly have an option to buy the Czech ace in the summer.
Surely Moyes will be looking to further bolster his ranks in the middle of the park in the summer, however.
The Hammers will obviously have to avoid relegation this season though, in order to be able to compete with the likes of Napoli and Roma for players like Almendra.
And as things stand, that looks like being a long way from reality.