According to a report by Italian news outlet FcInterNews, via Sport Witness, West Ham United have lodged a ‘serious proposal‘ to sign free agent and former Premier League striker Graziano Pelle this month – with a suggestion that GSB talks are ‘advanced‘.
Pelle, who was apparently wanted in 2016 by former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, is able to talk to clubs over the possibility of joining them as a free agent – with the former Italy international now without a club.
Should West Ham sign Graziano Pelle?
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Pelle talks ‘advanced’
The 6 ft 4 powerhouse has emerged as a target for David Moyes in recent days, coming as his search for a striker to bolster his attacking options continues.
Reports have indicated that an extra forward option could be GSB’s priority for this month, especially considering the over-reliance on club record signing Sebastien Haller.
Michail Antonio’s injury worries have also prompted calls for the club to swoop for a new target man, and this update explains that the Irons have lodged a ‘serious‘ proposal for Pelle as the answer.
There is a suggestion that talks are ‘advanced‘ in an effort to acquire his signature, and he could be a sound outside option given his free agent status.
Transfer Tavern take
Time will tell whether West Ham do land the 35-year-old, but despite his accolades, Moyes and GSB could have to be patient in seeing the very best of Pelle given he hasn’t played Premier League football since leaving Southampton for China in 2016.
In other news: ExWHUemployee says West Ham could swoop for this star ‘like Luis Suarez’, find out more here.
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