West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is assessing his options ahead of the January transfer window.

The Hammers spent over £100m in the summer transfer window and results are now starting to go their way.

But the Irons may still use the January window to add a bit more quality to their ranks.

And West Ham’s quest for new players has led them to La Liga, according to recent reports.

Transfer story

Franco Vazquez (right) has two goals and two assists for Sevilla this season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images)

According to reports emerging from Italy, West Ham are interested in signing Franco Vazquez from Sevilla.

Tutto Mercato Web reports that Vazquez is a January target for the Hammers.

Pellegrini could look to strengthen his attacking midfield options and the twice-capped Argentina international fits the bill.

West Ham were interested in Vazquez in the summer window, according to Estadio Deportivo.


But Director of Football Mario Husillos’ approach was rebuffed by Sevilla, who demanded €40m.

West Ham will be hoping his price tag is considerably lower when they revisit this deal in January.

Who is Franco Vazquez?

Vazquez has been with Sevilla since 2016, scoring 15 goals in nearly 100 appearances. And his assist tally is also impressive, with 13 in just over two seasons.

He has two goals and two assists in 11 games this term.

The 29-year-old has previously spent time with Palermo in Serie A and Belgrano in the Argentine top division.

Naturally an attacking midfielder, Vazquez is considered a playmaker and can operate anywhere behind the central striker.

West Ham’s current options

West Ham currently play a 4-3-3 formation with Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson on the wings.

In reserve is Lucas Perez, Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio. But Pellegrini might want one more player to increase competition for places in that department.

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