West Ham United boss David Moyes will continue his quest to build a new-look side around young players with a move for AC Milan talent Marco Brescianini.
That’s according to a new report from Italian outlet Calciomercato.
West Ham have made an enquiry into the availability of emerging San Siro talent Brescianini.
West Ham want young Milan star – report
The 20-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for the Italian giants.
But he has seriously impressed at youth level for Milan with the website AC Milan Info declaring ‘A new star is born’ after Brescianini hit a hat-trick earlier this season.
West Ham have registered their interest in the youngster, according to Calciomercato.
Hammers finances will be limited in the next transfer window as a result of the global health crisis.
Moyes determined to deliver on young, hungry Hammers vision
Nothing highlights that more than West Ham’s switch in targets from Milan’s £25million rated Franck Kessie (Evening Standard) to his young clubmate Brescianini.
Brescianini fits that mould and is a box-to-box midfielder who could complement Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice well.
West Ham may have to try and initially land Brescianini on loan with the option to buy as he has four years left on his contract with Milan.
Midfield will be a key area if Moyes is to transform the Hammers.
Midfield engine room key
There has been a risky over-reliance on Rice this season. Ageing flop Carlos Sanchez was the only back-up until Soucek arrived in January.
And West Ham captain Mark Noble hit out at the club in January saying they cannot continue to rely on him (talkSPORT).
West Ham fans have seen a glimpse of what Moyes’s young Hammers side will look like.
Jarrod Bowen and Soucek arrived in the last window and have impressed. So to have other young stars such as Jeremy Ngakia, Rice and Pablo Fornals.
Grady Diangana could come back into the mix next season too after a season-long loan at West Bromwich Albion.
West Ham have also been linked with other young stars in the next transfer window.