West Ham could battle it out with Sevilla and Hellas Verona in the January transfer window for the signature of Cagliari owned striker Giovanni Simeone according to a report from Cult of Calcio.
Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to sign a new top-class striker next month.
The Scot needs to bring in more quality competition and cover for West Ham forward Michail Antonio.
The 31-year-old is currently the only recognised senior centre-forward at the London Stadium.
West Ham have already been linked with at least 30 or 40 strikers since Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in January.
One of the names to have been consistently linked with a move to East London is Giovanni Simeone. Ands it seems as though the Hammers are ready to make their move.
West Ham set for £11.5m striker swoop in January transfer window
According to Cult of Calcio, Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign Giovanni Simeone next month.
Simeone is currently on loan with Hellas Verona from Cagliari and he has been absolutely on fire this season.
The 26-year-old has bagged 12 goals and three assists in just 16 Serie A games so far this term (Transfermarkt).
Just under one goal involvement per game on average really is some going. He is a very hard working forward and his playing style is quintessentially South American what with his work-rate, desire and tenacity.
West Ham have a very big problem though.
Hellas Verona have an option to buy him for £11.5 million (£1.3m loan fee and £10.2m permanent fee) according to The Express. They could, of course, exercise that option and then sell him onto the Hammers for a profit.
And we will have to fight off Sevilla in the race for the Argentinian ace’s signature as well.
Considering our current striker options, Simeone would be a very smart January transfer window addition for West Ham.
Whether we are able to beat off the likes of Sevilla and Hellas Verona for his signature, however, remains to be seen.