According to a report from FC Inter News, West Ham have enquired about Inter Milan ace Valentino Lazaro, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
David Moyes will be desperate to invest in his squad this month. But it is unclear as to how much the Scot will actually have to spend.
Lazaro, 23, is incredibly versatile. He can play anywhere from right-wing to right-back.
The Austria international has hardly played for Inter this season, making just six Serie A appearances for Antonio Conte’s side.
He joined Inter for £20 million from Hertha Berlin in the summer (Goal).
Considering his lack of action with the Italian giants, however, a loan move to West Ham might be the ideal solution for all parties involved.
Werder Bremen are also allegedly in the race for Lazaro, however, so the Hammers won’t have things all their own way.
He earns £47,000 per week at Inter according to Silly Season, so wages should not be a problem for the east London outfit.
The 28-capped Austria international is certainly someone they should be going all out for, however, and preferably on a permanent deal, rather than just a loan.
And the potential of Lazaro joining West Ham on loan rather than permanently is something that has angered some Hammers fans…
Hahaha loan what a joke
— Dani (@BeselidhjaFc) January 15, 2020
I swear we just ask Inter for their squad list and go through it one by one offering loans.
— Russell Pedrick (@russellpedrick) January 15, 2020
18 MONTHS! 18 MONTHS 18 MONTHS!
— Brad Hassall (@brad_hass4) January 15, 2020
Another loan why can’t we buy ?
— Graham Sparks (@UlsterWasp) January 15, 2020
— ⚒David Moyes Football Genius ⚒ (@iantjrandall) January 15, 2020
18 month loan?
— Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) January 15, 2020
Loan loan loan
— Josh⚒ (@JoshVernege) January 15, 2020
— will earle (@willearle_) January 15, 2020
Loan Loan with an obligation to buy over 15 years
— ianmoore (@ianmoore10) January 15, 2020
Loan again, how predictable. Probably no option to buy either
— Stammers ⚒️🇺🇲 (@Cali_Hamnner) January 15, 2020
ON LOAN. FFS. #GSBOUT
— Costia (@CostiaAHTV) January 15, 2020
Always loan deals 🤬
— Gill Berry (@GB_Hammer) January 15, 2020
— Lee Jones (@LeeJone11902351) January 15, 2020
of course. no option to buy
— Teddy Bard (@TheTeddyBard) January 15, 2020