West Ham are reportedly one of the clubs interested in an Argentinian wonder-kid, as per reports in Italy. According to Milan News, West Ham have been named as one of the clubs in the hunt for Newell’s Old Boys midfielder Juan Sebastian Sforza.
Milan News conducted an interview with Camillo Auteri, who is the agent representing Sforza. And he confirmed that a host of clubs, including West Ham, could make moves for his client.
Who wants Juan Sebastian Sforza?
Auteri told Milan News that he has already met with representatives at AC Milan, who have discussed a potential move to Italy for the youngster.
In addition, he has arranged appointments with various other Italian clubs: Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli and Roma.
But he has also spoken to several teams outside of Italy. When quizzed about which other teams were interested, Auteri mentioned West Ham as well as some major European clubs.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are keen, as well as last term’s Premier League winners Manchester City.
Auteri goes on to confirm that Sforza has an Italian passport, meaning European clubs would have no issue acquiring a work permit for the midfielder.
Who is Juan Sebastian Sforza?
Auteri describes Sforza as a muscular central midfielder who has already developed. The 17-year-old, who is rated as one of the most exciting young prospects in Argentina, was also compared to former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini by his agent.
The talented teenager would cost about €1.5m (less than £1.3m), according to Auteri.