As per vivoperlei.calciomercato.com, an update has emerged on the future of promising Juventus defender Luca Pellegrini and it involves West Ham United.
The Lowdown: Newman eyeing West Ham moves…
Since the official announcement of new recruitment chief Rob Newman at the London Stadium, West Ham have been linked with a plethora of new targets as a fresh transfer era at Rush Green begins.
The likes of Weston McKennie and James McAtee, two exciting young stars, have been mentioned alongside the Hammers, while reports suggest that the striker hunt is also heating up. As per a new claim from Italy, Newman now appears to have another starlet in his sights.
The Latest: Approaches made for Pellegrini…
As per vivoperlei.calciomercato.com‘s information, West Ham have now ‘probed the ground several times’ for out-of-favour international Pellegrini – presumably meaning the club have made enquiries/approaches.
The 22-year-old has been a bit-part figure in Turin since signing from AS Roma in 2019, starting just one Serie A match for Juventus in that time.
He has gone out on loan to the likes of Cagliari and Genoa, even managing to earn an Italy call-up in that time, but he is now a ‘hostage to the bench’ under Massimiliano Allegri and is ‘certain’ to ‘go away on loan’.
His departure will be a temporary one in January according to the report as West Ham, and by extension recruitment chief Newman, weigh up a move for him.
The Verdict: Great Cresswell alternative?
Described as a ‘very promising, technically gifted fullback’ by journalist Zach Lowy (Twitter), his best Serie A season to date arguably came with a loan spell at Cagliari in 2019/20.
He notched five assists in 22 league starts that year and will be itching to get back to that previous form, especially if he wishes to regain the favour of Roberto Mancini at international level.
West Ham could certainly do far worse than to sign him on loan in January, especially given their lack of cover for Aaron Cresswell.
In other news: West Ham now also lining up sensational move for ‘extraordinary’ 151-goal striker, find out more here.
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