West Ham have been linked with an incredibly exciting move to sign Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne.

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Calciomercato.it reckon that the Hammers are keen to snap up the 30-year-old Italy international on a free transfer in the summer.

Insigne currently earns around €5 million (£4.2 million or £80k-a-week) per year at Napoli according to Calciomercato.it.

So that salary should represent no problem whatsoever for West Ham.

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RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

The problem is that Inter Milan, Tottenham and Newcastle allegedly want to sign the diminutive Napoli star as well.

West Ham ‘test the water’ for Lorenzo Insigne signing

The 30-year-old Italian is firmly on the Hammers’ radar according to Calciomercato.it.

Apparently West Ham have asked about the possibility of signing the Napoli ace on a free transfer in six months time.

Insigne is an incredibly talented footballer. He is a gifted technician who possesses exceptional skill.

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The Italian bagged 19 goals and 12 assists in 48 games for Napoli last season and this term he’s racked up five goals and six assists in 16 matches (Transfermarkt).

Insigne won the Euros in the summer with Italy and is still very much a key player for his country and club.

With his contract running down in Naples, however, he may well be set to leave the club he has spent his entire career with to date.

Insigne would be an interesting addition for West Ham but questions have to be asked regarding his suitability to Premier League football given his tiny frame.

The Napoli star stands at just 5ft 4in tall and it could be argued that he would get bullied in England.

His class and talent cannot be argued though and if Moyes brought him to the London Stadium, he would be a very exciting addition.

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As mentioned earlier, however, there will be some serious competition for Insigne’s signature in the summer.

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