Just a matter of hours after completing the signing of Jack Wilshere, on a 3-year-deal, speculation has emerged that the Hammers could be set to add another midfielder to their ranks.
According to the news source, Sport Witness, West Ham’s summer spending spree could be set to continue with the acquisition of Franco Vazquez.
Vazquez, although born in Argentina, is an Italian international, courtesy of an Italian mother, who is currently plying his trade in La Liga with Sevilla.
Last season the player made 44 appearances, scoring 5 goals and providing 7 assists from an attacking midfield position.
The player has been with Sevilla for two seasons after joining them for a €15 million transfer fee.
However, our source is adamant that although a possible deal has been suggested, it will only occur if West Ham United make Sevilla an offer that the Spanish club feel makes financial sense.
Unfortunately, here at Vital West Ham, we’re not privy to the size of the fee Sevilla want or indeed West Ham are prepared to offer.
At 22-years-of-age, we’d suggest that Vazquez is definitely a player with a golden future in the game, given the right nurturing, however, we have concerns about Sevilla being willing to sell the player if the price is right.
Although accepting that every player has a price, unless the Hammers are set to offer big money for the midfielder, you have to question why Sevilla would be willing to sell a player who was, with 44 appearances to his name, a regular in their side last season.
Your thoughts, in our comments facility, would be most welcome.