According to a report from the Daily Star, West Ham were offered the services of Matias Vecino on loan by Inter Milan, but the east London outfit rejected the opportunity.
The Hammers desperately need to bolster their central midfield ranks this month.
Mark Noble’s powers are clearly waning, and West Ham need more energy, athleticism and power in the middle of the park.
And the Daily Star claims that the Hammers had the opportunity to address that issue.
The British tabloid suggests that Inter Milan offered the east Londoners Matias Vecino on loan. But the Premier League side turned down the proposal.
Vecino signed for Inter from Fiorentina in the summer of 2017 for around £20 million (Goal). He has only registered 10 goals and six assists in 88 appearances for the Italian giants, however.
The 28-year-old – a 41-capped Uruguay international, is technically proficient, is a very good passer of the football and is full of energy – something that enables him to press with intent.
He would have been an upgrade on Mark Noble, but little more than that. And there would have been no point in a loan deal anyway.
It would have been next to impossible for the Uruguayan to hit the ground running immediately in the Premier League.
And West Ham were right to reject the chance to sign Vecino.