Steaua Bucharest midfielder Darius Olaru admitted that he wouldn’t turn down West Ham United if they come knocking for him this summer, when speaking exclusively to FRF.
Sport Ro claimed back in January that the Hammers wanted to sign the 23-year-old midfielder.
A move to East London obviously failed to materialise for the Romania under-21 international, however.
It is clear that Olaru will be allowed to leave this summer though.
Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali has said that West Ham can sign the 23-year-old, but for nothing less than £9 million (Sport Ro).
Darius Olaru wouldn’t say no to West Ham
And it seems as though the player himself would jump at the chance to move to the London Stadium.
He was quizzed on the recent links with West Ham, when speaking exclusively to FRF:
“I don’t know if the English championship would fit me well, but I would never say no to a possible transfer there.”
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Olaru would be an exciting if not risky signing for West Ham.
The Romanian has racked up seven goals and two assists in 25 games for FCSB this season whilst predominantly playing from midfield (Transfermarkt).
The left-footed ace can play on either wing or in the attacking midfield position as well as in the orthodox central midfield role.
He is a completely unproven commodity in the Premier League, however. And signing him for £9 million would be a huge risk for West Ham.
If the Hammers can pick Darius Olaru for a bit cheaper than that fee then signing him might just be worth the gamble, however.