According to a report by Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, writing on his website, West Ham United are now eyeing Sassuolo attacker Filip Djuricic.
The Lowdown: West Ham on the market…
Booking their spot in the Europa League group stage for 2021/2022 after a surprising season, West Ham have turned their attention to the transfer market.
As per Claret & Hugh, manager David Moyes has set out his priorities for the summer in a permanent deal for Jesse Lingard, a new striker and top class centre-half.
However, alternative sources claim West Ham are eyeing players in other positions too, like between the sticks for instance, with Sky reporter Di Marzio now coming out with his information on the Hammers’ summer plans.
The Latest: West Ham now eyeing Djuricic…
As per the Italian, West Ham have now set their sets on the 31-cap Serbia international alongside Southampton.
It is also stated that the Serie A side have ‘received offers from England’ for the player as the Irons and the Saints both hold an interest.
However, as explained, the attacking midfielder would ‘prefer’ to stay in Italy despite interest from the Premier League.
The Verdict: Look elsewhere…
Djuricic seemed destined for greatness at the start of his career, regarded as one of Serbia’s finest talents and dubbed the ‘Balkan Cruyff” (Goal).
However, it is arguable he hasn’t exactly lived up to that tag given he is plying his trade with Sassuolo, with the 29-year-old also approaching his twilight years.
Scoring just five goals and assisting four others in 27 league starts last season (WhoScored), we believe Djuricic should be a hard pass with plenty of better targets in his position out there for the Hammers to pursue.
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