West Ham could snap up Fabio Borini on a free transfer now. That’s according to his agent Roberto di Fanti who told Calcio Mercato that the Italian hitman has just become a free agent.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be keen to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva are the only recognised centre-forwards at West Ham at the moment.
The problem for Moyes is that he has minimal funds to spend, if any at all. So the Scot will clearly be on the hunt for a bargain.
Calcio Mercato reported last month that the West Ham boss is keen for a reunion with Fabio Borini. The Scot managed the Italian striker during his time in charge of Sunderland.
A move to sign the 29-year-old would reek of desperation from the Hammers, however.
He quite simply isn’t good enough to make a difference for us in the Premier League next season.
Borini has scored just 47 goals in 266 senior career games (Transfermarkt).
He rakced up just three goals in 14 games during a loan spell with Hellas Verona last season (Transfermarkt).
The 29-year-old is clearly far from prolific. And he has never really impressed in the Premier League before during spells with Chelsea, Swansea, Sunderland and Liverpool.
Let us not forget also that Moyes criticised the Italian hitman during his reign at the Stadium of Light after celebrated right in front of the Scot after scoring a late equaliser against, you’ve guessed it, West Ham.
“The first thing I would say is that I think it would have been good if he ran into the net, got the ball out and ran to the centre circle so we could kick off and try and get the three points. I think that would be the thing to do for the team.”
So it really would be a strange move if West Ham did sign Borini this summer.
We are all well aware of our owners’ love for a bargain, however. So let’s be honest. None of us would be surprised if the Italian rocked up at the London Stadium before the start of next season would we?