West Ham United have made their first move for Real Betis forward Borja Iglesias after his phenomenal 2021/22 campaign in La Liga, according to an update from the last 48 hours.
The Lowdown: West Ham wanted Iglesias in 2019…
The Hammers, and by extension club owners GSB, had actually attempted to sign Iglesias back in 2019, when they were apparently ready to make a move for the Spaniard after negotiations between Betis and his former club Espanyol turned sour.
The Premier League club were ‘willing to satisfy the demands’ of Espanyol but Iglesias opted to choose Betis instead, explaining in an interview that he was attracted by the project on offer in Andalucia (Estadio Deportivo).
The Latest: West Ham go back in for Iglesias…
According to AS, sharing news in the last 48 hours, West Ham have revived their interest for their former transfer target, making their first move in the form of an inquiry.
Indeed, the east Londoners are apparently among ‘several’ English top-flight clubs to make contact with Betis over a possible move for Iglesias.
The Verdict: Go further this time
Iglesias has just finished a brilliant season at Betis, scoring 19 goals in all competitions, leaving little wonder that he his back on the Irons’ radar.
The 29-year-old bagged four of those goals in six Europa League starts, illustrating that he can perform on the biggest stages, and he may prove a useful asset at West Ham in that respect.
Having scored an impressive 157 career goals in total, Iglesias has little trouble finding the net, so we believe that West Ham should test Betis’ resolve with a formal bid, going further than they did in their previous pursuit of him three years ago.
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