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West Ham: Gonzalo Higuain a target for Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham: Gonzalo Higuain a target for Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United are thought to be interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain this summer, according to a report by Gianluca Di Marzio.

It is claimed the Hammers have shown concrete interest in the Juventus man and are keen on trying to bring him back to the Premier League on a season-long loan deal, but the Italians want the right to buy at the end of the arrangement to be mandatory.

It is said the Serie A outfit will want €40million (£36m) for his signature.

West Ham’s pursuit for a new striker has led them to a plethora of names this summer and with the Maxi Gomez deal up in the air, it would seem Higuain is now the latest No.9 that the Hammers are targetting.

Manuel Pellegrini has experience working with Higuain as the duo were together at Real Madrid when the Argentina international managed to record one of his best-ever seasons as a footballer; in 2009/10, the forward managed to hit 27 goals in his 32 La Liga appearances (Transfermarkt).

However, with Juventus wanting a figure of £36m, it could be a rather costly risk for West Ham to make this summer as they could end up with an expensive flop on their hands.

The 31-year-old did not have the best of times last season when he was on loan with Chelsea, managing just five goals in his 14 Premier League appearances (WhoScored).

With the likes of Andrea Belotti and Sebastien Haller having been linked with moves recently, perhaps, West Ham would be better off looking at other options before taking a risk on Higuain.

West Ham fans, what do you make of the interest in signing Higuain on loan this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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