According as per Aguilas Monumental, West Ham transfer chief Rob Newman may have set his sights on a new target as news emerges on midfielder Pedro Aquino.
The Lowdown: Newman eyeing moves?
Since Newman’s appointment at Rush Green, there have been no shortage of links to players who could seriously bolster manager David Moyes’ chances of maintaining the Irons’ excellent start to 2021/22.
Do West Ham need another midfielder?
Yes, get one in
No, striker and a centre-half please!
Indeed, West Ham are apparently in the mix to sign a plethora of targets in Jesse Lingard, Andrea Belotti and Adam Hlozek, according to Eurosport reporter Dean Jones.
Meanwhile, Football Insider believe that Burnley defender James Tarkowski is very much on the radar of both Newman and Moyes.
In another update, news has come from the South American continent involving a new name.
The Latest: Aquino news emerges…
As per Aguilas Monumental, Peruvian sources note that West Ham and Newman have set their ‘sights’ on Peru international midfielder Aquino.
The Hammers are also ready to ‘present an offer’ for the 26-year-old, whose contract expires in 2023, but the Club America player’s stance will disappoint them.
It is believed that Aquino is focused with the Liga MX Apertura giants and ‘extremely happy’ where he is currently.
The Verdict: What West Ham need?
The 33-cap defensive midfielder, who appeared at the 2018 World Cup for his nation, isn’t exactly what West Ham are crying out for at the moment, so it’s doubtful that many supporters will lose sleep if this link leads to nothing.
After Angelo Ogbonna’s cruel injury blow, not to mention the lack of a backup option for Michail Antonio, we believe that Newman and West Ham should focus all their efforts on signing a new centre-back and a capable striker – maybe even Manchester United ace Lingard (The Evening Standard).
In other news: Italian source leaks transfer news out of West Ham involving ‘extraordinary’ £22.5 million-valued beast, find out more here.
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