West Ham now want to sign Sassuolo ace Domenico Berardi according to a report from respected Italian football journalist Alfredo Pedulla.
Hammers boss David Moyes has cast his net far and wide in the search for a new top class centre-forward.
The Scot has been linked with at least 30 strikers since Sebastien Haller left for Ajax in January.
And now there is a new name to add to the list.
West Ham chasing Domenico Berardi
That’s according to Alfredo Pedulla who claims that the Hammers have enquired about the Italian EURO 2020 winner.
He scored two goals for Italy during UEFA’s showpiece international tournament.
The 26-year-old can play anywhere along the front-line and he is available for around €40 million (£35 million) according to Alfredo Pedulla.
Berardi racked up 17 goals and eight assists in 30 games for Sassuolo last season. He registered 14 goals and 10 assists in 31 games during the previous campaign (Transfermarkt).
The Sassuolo ace is a hard working forward who seems to fit the mould of a David Moyes type signing.
Berardi is an experienced winner as well. There is a lot to be said for that.
£35 million seems to be a decent price for the Italian. It would stretch the Hammers to the limit, however, and leave minimal funds for Moyes to strengthen in other areas at the London Stadium in desperate need of attention.
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Berardi would undoubtedly strengthen West Ham as a team, however. That statement absolutely cannot be argued against.