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West Ham: Italian source drops Nahitan Nandez claim

West Ham: Italian source drops Nahitan Nandez claim -West Ham News

According to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato [via Sport Witness], West Ham are interested in signing Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

The lowdown: Return acts as a reminder

The 26-year-old is nearing a comeback following a spell sidelined through a positive Covid-19 test as well as a knee injury.

This imminent return has brought about fresh speculation regarding a possible summer move having previously been heavily linked to Inter Milan.

Now it appears that there is heightened interest in the Uruguay international as two Premier League sides show their admiration.

The latest: Let the bidding commence

According to Italian sources, as translated by SW, West Ham and Leeds United are both keen and Cagliari are hoping to open an ‘auction’ for the versatile midfielder.

As such, the Serie A club hopes that the interest from English clubs would allow them to achieve close to a previous €35million (£29.4million) valuation.

However, Inter are said to have taken ‘concrete steps’ to sign the 49-cap ace and would appear to be in the driving seat.

The verdict: Fits the bill

David Moyes has built a team packed full of hardworking, dyed in the wool triers for the cause in east London, traits that would perfectly suit Nandez, described as a player who ‘leaves the last drop of sweat on the pitch’ by football agent Pablo Bentancur.

Previously hailed elsewhere as ‘amazing’ by journalist Mina Rzouki following a performance against Napoli containing two key passes, two clearances and one goal (Sofascore),  the Uruguayan has certainly caught the eye in Italy, racking up nearly two tackles per game with his tenacity in midfield.

Valued at £16.2million and under contract until 2024 (Transfermarkt), signing Nandez for anything below the previous mooted asking price would be a worthwhile piece of business from the Hammers.

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