West Ham United have allegedly now submitted an official bid for talented Sassuolo forward Giacomo Raspadori.

That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claim that the Italian side have rejected a £21 million for the 22-year-old attacker.

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It is alleged that Sassuolo are demanding around £26 million from any club that wants to prise Raspadori away from the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore this summer (Calciomercato).

Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium before the start of the 2022/23 season.

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In particular, the Scot needs to sign a new centre-forward, someone who can play on both wings and in an ideal world, a number 10 as well.

And with that in mind, a move to sign Raspadori from Sassuolo makes perfect sense…

West Ham make Giacomo Raspadori bid

Calciomercato reckon that the Hammers have submitted a bid to sign the 13-capped Italy international forward.

Unfortunately for us, the bid was rejected and West Ham need to raise it to around £26 million if we are to sign the 22-year-old this summer.

Raspadori would be an incredibly strong addition for West Ham in my opinion and £26 million for him would very represent exceptional value.

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The 22-year-old bagged 10 goals and six assists in 36 Serie A games for Sassuolo last season (Transfermarkt).

Those goal involvements came mostly when operating in the number 10 role but he played all across the front-line at different times throughout the season.

Raspadori has plenty of pace, is highly energetic and has a keen eye for goal as well as a killer pass. Raspadori said in September that he is very much like Sergio Aguero in playing style.

And we think that West Ham should make a £26 million bid for Giacomo Raspadori.

The Sassuolo ace would be a really good signing for the Hammers. Whether the owners are prepared to pay anything like that for the Italian remains to be seen though.

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