West Ham face a real problem, with Liverpool reportedly in a strong position to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie this summer.
According to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs – the journalist who was first to break our interest in signing Lucas Paqueta last summer, West Ham target Piero Hincapie is keen to join Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
Hammers boss David Moyes has just signed Konstantinos Mavropanos but with Kurt Zouma really injury prone and Angelo Ogbonna likely in his final season at the London Stadium, signing another top-class young centre-back would certainly make sense.
Hincapie would be a hugely exciting addition for us, but Liverpool may well make bringing him to East London impossible this summer…
Big West Ham blow as journo who broke Paqueta claims Piero Hincapie wants to join Liverpool
Ben Jacobs has provided an update in the chase for the South American starlet’s signature this summer.
The CBS journalist explained the current situation:
“The last name I would mention on the centre back, even though I think it’s more potentially Liverpool and still very possibly West Ham is Hincapie, who is a left-sided centre back with very high potential, good experience and Tottenham have certainly run the numbers and the data on him. I don’t think that they have added him to the shortlist but he might be a name to watch as far as moving to the Premier League. I don’t think it’s accurate at this stage to say that Spurs are in the race but what if you miss out on one target? Who do you pivot to or scramble to in the last hours of the window? That’s where you might get some surprises. I’m told that, if it is to be a Premier League club, at the moment, the player would love Liverpool but Liverpool are not necessarily sold and West Ham, who have missed out on Harry Maguire, are still another club to watch.”
So it appears as though West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool are all potential destinations for Hincapie.
And whilst the Reds might not be desperate to sign him, Anfield is obviously where the young Leverkusen ace wants to move to.
So that’s bad news for West Ham. If we do make a move for Hincapie, he will most probably hold out for Liverpool to come in for him.
And if Jurgen Klopp does take a punt on the 21-year-old, the Hammers clearly won’t have a chance of signing him.