West Ham United are on the verge of selling Pedro Obiang after a stuttering career in East London.

According to the Daily Mail, midfielder Obiang will undergo a medical with Sassuolo ahead of a £7million move.

The Hammers snapped up Obiang from Sampdoria in 2015 for just £4.3million (Evening Standard).

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Pedro on his way

Obiang has racked up more than 100 appearances for the Hammers in the last four years.

But the classy midfielder has never truly established himself as a regular starter.

Manuel Pellegrini clearly feels Obiang is surplus to requirements.

That is despite the current party line coming out of West Ham that there is no more money for transfers.

 

But Pellegrini was promised all funds raised through player sales.

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Pellegrini lining up compatriot as replacement?

So with the £7million from Obiang is the Hammers boss already lining up a replacement in Erick Pulgar?

According to Canal de Futbol, West Ham are interested in signing Pellegrini’s Chilean compatriot from Bologna.

The 25-year-old is a tenacious defensive midfielder who impressed in Serie A last season.

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Pedro Pellegrini and Pulgar

Ageing midfielder Carlos Sanchez does not look up to Premier League standards.

That means Pellegrini is overly reliant on young star Declan Rice.

The Canal de Futbol report does not quote Bologna’s valuation of Pulgar.

But the club signed the Copa America star for a nominal fee back in 2015 so a healthy return on their money could prove tempting.

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