West Ham have returned with a second offer for Leicester City’s Head of Recruitment Eduardo Macia, according to ESPN.

They report that the Hammers sounded out Macia earlier in 2018 to be the club’s Director of Football before eventually appointing Mario Husillos in the role.

Despite Husillos’ efficient, decisive and effective first summer transfer window in the role, an offer which includes Macia a substantial pay rise on his current Foxes deal has reportedly been made to bring him to the London Stadium to work as part of a duo.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The report claims that West Ham must beat competition from AC Milan if they are to bring Macia in as part of a transfer team similar to the setup at Arsenal.


However, after the transfer window Pellegrini and Husillos have just enjoyed, which has returned optimism to the fanbase, rectified issues in the squad and brought real quality to east London, the question is surely; why do West Ham still want Macia?

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 24: (L-R) Felipe Anderson, Manuel Pellegrini and Jack Wilshere of West Ham United at the Press Conference to officially unveil the club’s new manager, Manuel Pellegrini, and newly signed players Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere at London Stadium on July 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

This summer finally saw the Davids step back and make an appointment which oversaw a knowledgeable, streamlined and decisive approach to transfers, which is in stark contrast to what has been seen in recent years.

Macia’s introduction, with Husillos now operating in the role first earmarked for – and rejected by – him is more likely to create discord and confusion than more clarity and harmony.

Pellegrini clearly has a good relationship with Husillos, who he worked with at Malaga, and it feels like an overcomplication to tack Macia onto the team to make the duo into a transfer trio. This one doesn’t make much sense, right now.

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