La Noche De Racing have claimed that West Ham could imminently be set to bid for Racing Club attacking midfielder Matias Zaracho.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly prioritising a move to sign a centre-back.

But our lack of strength in depth in central midfield should not be overlooked.

Josh Cullen is on his way out of the London Stadium to link up with Anderlecht. And if Tomas Soucek or Declan Rice suffer any kind of injuries this season, we could be in real trouble.

Racing Club v Alianza Lima - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020
Matias Zaracho (Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images)

And La Noche De Racing have claimed that West Ham could make a move for Racing Club midfielder Matias Zaracho within the next few hours.

The 22-year-old has a €22 million (£20 million) release clause according to La Noche De Racing.

The Argentine ace is an attacking midfielder by trade, but he can also operate on either wing.

And that is not the type of player we should be targeting on deadline day.

Racing Club v Newell's Old Boys - Superliga 2019/20
Matias Zaracho (Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images)

Stats

He has racked up four goals and one assist in 19 league games for Racing Club so far this season (Who Scored).

In those outings, Zaracho has averaged 1.6 shots, 1.1 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per game. He has made 38.7 passes on average per match with an impressive completion rate of 85.3 % (Who Scored).

The South American seems to be a real talent. But let’s be honest here. Surely there are more pressing priorities than signing another attacking midfielder.

We should be busting a gut to bring in a centre-back and a central midfielder. Zaracho should be someone we keep an eye on for the future. But he quite simply isn’t someone we need right now.

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