West Ham United are in talks for an ‘amazing’ player who rejected manager David Moyes just last year, according to a report in the last 48 hours.
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After sealing a £30 million deal for Morocco international defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, it appears the east Londoners are aiming to keep that momentum by landing more of Moyes’ targets.
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They are reportedly closing in on a permanent deal for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris-Saint Germain, and according to a new report, the Hammers are also locked in other negotiations.
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Indeed, as per a recent claim from Italy, it appears West Ham are in negotiations with the entourage of Juventus defender Luca Pellegrini.
Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) state Moyes’ side are ‘in contact’ with the 23-year-old’s agent with discussions ongoing but an agreement is yet to be found on personal terms.
There have also been no talks with Juve over a fee, just talks with Pellegrini’s agents.
The Verdict: Take it further?
Irons left-back Aaron Cresswell is slowly entering the twilight phase of his career and Pellegrini would come as a potentially shrewd heir.
Called ‘amazing’ by Juventus journalist Max Aimé-Thierry, who founded independent club news page ‘Max Statman‘, perhaps the Italian could come to the London Stadium as Cresswell’s potential understudy.
Still very young, Pellegrini would have plenty of time to adapt and improve under Moyes in the English top flight.
However, as per Il Bianco Nero, West Ham may have some convincing to do given the player rejected a move to Rush Green just last year.
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