West Ham are interested in signing Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez after his move to Inter Milan collapsed according to a report from La Repubblica.
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Central midfield is certainly an area where Hammers boss David Moyes will be looking to strengthen at the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.
The Scot is probably prioritising the additions of a centre-forward and a centre-back. Should there be extra funds available to Moyes, however, he will surely try to bring a central midfielder to West Ham.
More competition and cover is required for Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble in the middle of the park. And Nandez would be an excellent option for the Hammers.
West Ham eye Nahitan Nandez swoop
La Repubblica claims that the East London outfit are eyeing a move to sign the tenacious 25-year-old midfielder.
Sport Mediaset suggest that the Uruguay international is looking for another club after his move to Inter fell through.
Soccer Souls describe the tenacious midfielder as ‘outstanding’.
The 25-year-old averaged 1.8 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.3 dribbles and 1.5 clearances in 32 Serie A appearances last season. He made 30.9 passes per game on average during those outings and recorded a completion rate of 77.7% (Who Scored).
He could be available for as little as £21 million this summer (Corriere dello Sport, Print edition, May 15th, page 19). That would actually represent great value for West Ham.
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Whether the Hammers owners are prepared to stretch to that kind of fee for someone who isn’t considered to be a priority, however, remains to be seen.