RAI journalist Ciro Venerato has claimed that West Ham want to sign Napoli hitman Fernando Llorente this summer. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

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David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward options at the London Stadium this summer.

As things stand, the Scot has only Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva to call upon as striker options.

Fernando Llorente of Ssc Napoli looks on before the Serie...

Fernando Llorente (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

And RAI journalist Ciro Venerato has suggested that the Hammers could target a move for Napoli striker Fernando Llorente.

West Ham could face competition from Everton for the former Tottenham man’s signature, however.

The Italian was speaking to Kiss Kiss Napoli and his words were relayed by Area Napoli:

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Fernando Llorente (Photo by SSC NAPOLI/SSC NAPOLI via Getty Images)

“Carlo Ancelotti, the Everton manager, after securing the Allan affair with Napoli, wants another player in Gennaro Gattuso’s team. I’m referring to Fernando Llorente. As well as Everton, West Ham are on the trail of Llorente”.

Signing Llorente would be absolute madness, however.

At 35, the Spaniard’s career is clearly on a downward curve. And he certainly doesn’t fit into the age profile of players who David Moyes wants to sign.

We should be targeting young and hungry players with plenty of pace and mobility. And Llorente clearly doesn’t have those attributes.

Some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the links with the former Tottenham striker…

 
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