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West Ham lodge bid for Junior Firpo Italian journalist claims

West Ham have made an official bid for Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo according to Sport Italia journalist Rudy Galetti.

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Left-back is a department at the London Stadium where David Moyes will be keen to strengthen this summer, albeit not a priority for the Scot.

Aaron Cresswell is on the wrong side of 31 whilst Arthur Masuaku is better suited to the wing-back role.

It could be argued that both of those players are capable covering the left-back spot for next season at least, however.


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It seems as though David Moyes may be making moves to address that particular department of his squad already though.

West Ham make official Firpo bid

That’s according to Rudy Galetti – a journalist for Sport Italia:

The offer from the Hammers is said to be an ‘important’ one.

There is a problem, however. Firpo allegedly wants to play Champions League football next season and would prefer a move to AC Milan this summer.

Firpo would be a very useful addition for West Ham. And his reported asking price of just £13 million (Calcio Mercato) will certainly appeal to Moyes and the club’s owners.

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It could be argued that signing a left-back this summer isn’t one of Moyes’s top three priorities, however.

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Perhaps if Firpo really does want to join AC Milan, we should just let him. There are plenty more top class left-backs out there for West Ham to peruse over during the upcoming campaign.

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