West Ham have been interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino since January, according to the Daily Star. But the Uruguayan ace has now allegedly been offered to Tottenham.
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The Daily Star suggest that Spurs have been offered the chance to sign the Hammers target for £18 million this summer.
Both West Ham boss David Moyes and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will both be keen to bolster their central midfield ranks this summer.
At West Ham, Carlos Sanchez will definitely be leaving at the end of the season. Mark Noble is well past his best and Declan Rice has been linked with a big money move away from the London Stadium (Daily Star).
Meanwhile, at Tottenham, Eric Dier has, rather ironically, been linked with a move to West Ham (Daily Star, Sunday April 12th, page 41).
Spurs have never really replaced Mousa Dembele. And they have undoubtedly been weaker since the Belgian left for China.
So with West Ham and Tottenham in need of central midfield reinforcements, Vecino would be a very good option for both sides.
In 18 Serie A games this season, the 41-capped Uruguay international has racked up two goals and two assists (Who Scored).
In those outings, the 28-year-old has averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.4 clearances and 1.4 dribbles per game. He has averaged 28.5 passes per match with a completion rate of 79.1% (Who Scored).
Vecino is a very solid all-round player, although he is far from elite.
For just £18 million, however, he would be a sound addition for either West Ham or Tottenham.