The Lowdown: West Ham scouring for striker…
West Ham have been monitoring new centre-forwards for some time, with ExWHUemployee previously claiming Ivan Toney, Tammy Abraham, Adam Armstrong and Youssef En-Nesyri were on the radar.
More recently, the likes of Paul Onuachu have also sprung into contention for a summer move to east London.
Star striker Michail Antonio suffered a variety of injury issues over 2020/2021 and West Ham need to bolster their forward line ahead of a busy campaign in the Europa League.
The Latest: West Ham have now made ‘concrete moves’ for Simeone…
As per TMW (via Sport Witness), West Ham have now made ‘concrete moves’ for Simeone alongside Ligue 1 giants Marseille.
He is attracting a lot of attention from rival clubs this summer in Italy too, with Torino, Sampdoria and Bologna all interested in a swoop.
It is the Irons and Marseille, though, who have made ‘concrete’ moves for the player – with Simeone himself tempted by the prospect of playing abroad.
The 25-year-old has apparently ‘winked’ at interested clubs across the continent with a desire to test his abilities away from Italy.
The Verdict: Better options…
Simeone has bagged 50 Serie A goals in total since first moving to the division in 2016, having enjoyed stints at Genoa, Fiorentina and now Cagliari.
The fact he is eager to test himself abroad could also help West Ham make a move, but we believe the Irons are better targeting other forwards.
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