West Ham are keen to sign Morten Thorsby from Sampdoria this summer according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, June 1st, page 14).

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Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri is set to leave his role as Sampdoria manager this summer.

And because of that, Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Morten Thorsby could follow him out the door at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.

Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

We have already been linked with a plethora of midfielders. There is now another name to add to that list, however.

Morten Thorsby of UC Sampdoria kicks the ball during the
Morten Thorsby (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

West Ham chasing Morten Thorsby

The 25-year-old Norway international is a summer transfer target for the Hammers according to Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, June 1st, page 14).


Thorsby is allegedly set for an exit from Sampdoria this summer and could be available for a reasonable fee according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Standing at 6ft 2in tall, the Norwegian is a real unit. He has energy and power in abundance. The Sampdoria ace has been described as a central midfield maestro by Football Talent Scout.

FC Internazionale  v UC Sampdoria - Serie A
West Ham target Morten Thorsby in action for Sampdoria (Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

On the fact of it, Thorsby seems to have all of the attributes David Moyes looks for in a potential new signing.

In 33 Serie A games this season, the 25-year-old racked up three goals and one assist. During those outings, the Norway international averaged 2.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.8 clearances and 1.2 dribbles per game. He made 29.2 passes per match on average and recorded a completion rate of 75% (Who Scored).

It is suggested that ‘intermediaries of West Ham’ have evaluated Thorsby several times.

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We reckon that the Sampdoria ace would be a useful addition for the Hammers. Especially if Moyes can pick him up for a reasonable fee this summer.

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