Roma are ready to offer Roger Ibanez to West Ham United in a bid to sweeten a deal for Gianluca Scamacca.

According to Il Tempo (print edition July 29th, page 25), Roma are desperate to sign Gianluca Scamacca from West Ham in the summer transfer window, and in an effort to get the Hammers to sell the Brazilian, the Serie A giants could offer us Roger Ibanez as part of the deal.

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The East London outfit have actually been linked with a move to sign the 24-year-old Roma defender this summer already.

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Hammers boss David Moyes needs to sign a top-class central defender this summer.

So the Scot may well be tempted by Roma’s latest offer…

Roma ready to offer Brazil international to West Ham as part of Gianluca Scamacca deal

Il Tempo reckon that Ibanez could be London Stadium bound, if Scamacca returns to his homeland in the summer transfer window.

I wouldn’t be completely against this if I’m honest.

Roma Press describe Ibanez as one of Mourinho’s favourites, and he played a key role for the Serie A side last season.

The two-caped Brazil international made 48 appearances in all competitions for Roma last term, and formed a vital part of their defence.

Roma ready to offer Brazil international to West Ham as part of Gianluca Scamacca deal
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Ibanez is a strong centre-back, although he can also play at right-back or in defensive midfield.

Roma Giallorossa reckon that Roma will demand around €35 million (£30 million) for the 24-year-old this summer. So if he is included in the deal for Scamacca as well as a cash sum, I suppose that would have to be considered as a real coup for the Hammers.

He has absolutely everything needed to succeed in the Premier League, what with his aerial ability, reading of the game and physical strength.

If West Ham do sell Gianluca Scamacca to Roma, I would definitely be in favour of receiving Ibanez in return.


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