West Ham have made a concrete move to sign Giovanni Simeone and the Cagliari forward is keen to move to the Premier League according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.
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We think this would be a potentially disastrous move from the Hammers, however.
David Moyes has to get the striker signing absolutely spot on this summer.
The Scot has to ensure that the centre-forward he brings to the London Stadium is strong, physically robust, has the ability to lead the line on his own and is a proven and consistent goalscorer.
And the 25-year-old Cagliari striker is certainly not that man.
West Ham should avoid a move to sign Giovanni Simeone at all costs
He scored just six goals in 33 games for Cagliari last season (Transfermarkt). His career record makes for pretty grim reading as well with just 70 goals in 251 games to his name (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 5ft 11in tall, Simeone just doesn’t possess the physical attributes needed to play in the West Ham team what with our reliance on pace, power and aerial prowess through the middle.
Simeone is 25 as well. It’s not as if he’s a fresh faced 20-year-old who has the potential to go on and become a completely better all around player.
Avoid at all costs…
The Argentinian striker clearly isn’t the man for us. He is thought to be valued at around £13 million as well (Transfer 20).
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That is money that would be better off spent elsewhere. Bringing Simeone to the London Stadium this summer has the makings of an absolute disaster.