West Ham United have been told to pay €20 million (£17 million) for Udinese winger Gerard Deulofeu in the summer.
That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claims that the Hammers have already made contact with Udinese about signing the Spaniard in the summer transfer window.
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Hammers boss David Moyes has a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window.
The Scot desperately needs to bring a striker, a centre-back, a left-back and a central midfielder to the London Stadium as the very least before the start of next season.
It appears as though the addition of a new winger could be on Moyes’s agenda as well though.
Calciomercato claimed a couple of days ago that West Ham are keen to sign Gerard Deulofeu from Serie A outfit Udinese in the summer.
And there has now been a further update on the situation.
West Ham learn Deulofeu price
Calciomercato reckon that the Hammers have made contact with Udinese about potentially bringing the 27-year-old winger to the London Stadium in the summer.
And if West Ham are to prise him away from the Italian club, we will allegedly have to pay around £17 million.
That seems like decent value to us.
The Serie A outfit paid around £14 million to sign him from Watford according to Football Italia. And Deulofeu has been a huge hit in Italy, bagging seven goals and two assists in 22 league games so far (Transfermarkt).
He is highly experienced and has the ability to change a game with a moment of brilliance. The Spaniard possesses exceptional technique and has high energy levels.
Deulofeu can play anywhere along the front-line and that kind of versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
Calciomercato claims that AC Milan want to sign the former Barcelona, Everton and Watford man as well though. So West Ham certainly won’t have things all our own way in the race for the Spaniard’s signature.
It seems as though the Hammers are making the first concrete move though.
And as long as Moyes strengthens in the areas where we are weakest first and foremost, bringing Deulofeu in as well would be a smart move in our view.