West Ham have made an official move to sign Giovanni Simeone in the January transfer window according to a report from TEAMtalk.
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It is suggested that the Hammers have made an enquiry for the 26-year-old Argentinian striker.
The thing is, the claims make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
The 26-year-old has already played for two clubs this season – Cagliari and Hellas Verona.
Simeone joined Hellas Verona on loan from Cagliari at the start of this season and actually only played six minutes for his parent club before making the move.
West Ham making Giovanni Simeone January transfer window loan move makes no sense
TEAMtalk claiming that the Hammers have made a loan move for the 26-year-old South American just doesn’t ring true.
If Moyes had made his move for Simeone, then it would surely have been a bid to sign him permanently. Why try to loan someone that has already played for two clubs this season?
The thing is, the Cagliari owned ace would be a very smart addition for West Ham.
The 26-year-old is currently on loan with Hellas Verona and he has been absolutely on fire this season.
Simeone has bagged 12 goals and three assists in just 16 Serie A games so far this term (Transfermarkt).
Just under a goal involvement per game on average really is some going. He is a very hard working forward and his playing style is quintessentially South American what with his work-rate, desire and tenacity.
He certainly has all of the attributes David Moyes looks for in a striker.
A loan move will be off there cards in January though. So if West Ham really want to sign Simeone, we will have to pay up.
Hellas Verona have an option to buy him for £10.2 million (The Express). So perhaps they will take that option up and then sell to the Hammers for a profit. This is all very much speculation at the moment though. Only time will tell whether West Ham make a concrete move for the Argentinian centre-forward in January.