West Ham are eyeing up a summer swoop for Argentinian striker Giovanni Simeone ahead of the summer transfer window.
There 26-year-old has spent this season on loan with the Serie A side from Cagliari.
Hellas Verona has an option to buy Simeone for just €10.5 million (£9 million). They may well then decide to sell him on for a profit though, according to Corriere di Verona (print edition May 25th, page 12).
Bringing a top-class striker to the London Stadium will be at the very top of David Moyes’s priority list this summer.
The Scot absolutely must bring in more competition and cover for Michail Antonio. And it seems as though he has an interesting plan up his sleeve…
West Ham eyeing swoop for Hellas Verona striker Giovanni Simeone
Corriere di Verona reckon that the Hammers could sign the 26-year-old attacker once he has joined Hellas Verona permanently from Cagliari.
Simeone has bagged 17 goals and six assists in 36 Serie A games so far this term (Transfermarkt).
He is a very hard working forward and his playing style is quintessentially South American what with his work-rate, desire and tenacity.
The 26-year-old striker is perfectly suited to West Ham and the way in which David Moyes likes his team to play.
He is in the best condition he has ever been in according to Tutto Mercato Web.
There is the obvious argument to be made that he is totally unproven in the Premier League. We will never know just how much he will suit English football until someone from the Premier League signs him though.
We’d be more than happy if West Ham make a swoop to bring the South American striker to the London Stadium.
Quite how much we will have to pay in order to sign him remains to be seen though.