West Ham have actually made an offer for Lorenzo Insigne according to a report from Italian website CalcioNapoli24.
The 30-year-old is out of contract with Napoli in the summer and is expected to leave Naples on a free transfer then.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
The Scot desperately needs to add a top-class centre-forward and an established centre-back to his West Ham squad next month.
It appears as though Moyes is forward planning for the summer as well though.
West Ham make Lorenzo Insigne offer
CalcioNapoli24 claims that the Hammers have made an official offer to sign the 30-year-old on a free transfer in the summer.
It appears as though Insigne will be heading to America, however, to link up with MLS side Toronto.
That’s not the end of the world. Moyes needs to be prioritising additions in other areas of the pitch.
Insigne would have been a strange signing considering how much we need an out-and-out striker, a centre-back and a left-back.
That’s not to say that the experienced attacker is not a good player though.
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 18 matches (Transfermarkt).
Insigne, 30, 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.
We doubt very much that West Ham have really made an offer for Insigne. He’s just not the kind of player we need.
It matters little, however, with the Italian allegedly set for a move to the MLS anyway.