West Ham and Tottenham could be set to battle it out for Lazio ace Joaquin Correa this summer according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Argentinian winger impressed in Italy last season with 11 goals and six assists to his name in 38 games (Transfermarkt).
David Moyes may well be looking to bolster his wide attacking options, but only if the Hammers decide to sell Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko.
It’s clear that West Ham’s priority is to sign a striker, a centre-back and Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal.
It remains to be seen whether there will be funds left to sign a winger as well.
If the owners do back Moyes to go out and strengthen in other areas as well, we think Joaquin Correa would be an excellent option for the Hammers.
Tottenham want the 26-year-old South American as well, however (Gazzetta dello Sport).
West Ham to battle Tottenham for Joaquin Correa
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Hammers and Spurs both want to sign the Lazio star. Arsenal allegedly want him too.
Tottenham joining the race for Correa will be an undoubted blow for West Ham.
The Lazio winger is a truly top class talent.
He has electric pace and exceptional balance according to well-renowned scouting website Total Football Analysis.
Correa could be available for around £25 million this summer according to a report from Italy24News.
West Ham may well have a big advantage over Tottenham. The Hammers have Europa League football on the horizon whilst Spurs can only offer UEFA Conference League football.
Perhaps that could be enough to tip the scales in our favour.
Let’s hope so because Correa would be an excellent signing for West Ham.