David Moyes is expected to urge West Ham United to rekindle their interest in winter target Matias Vecino after Inter Milan allegedly put the midfielder on the transfer list.
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According to Calciomercato, the Nerazzurri are working to raise nearly € 30million (£ 25.5million) this summer by offloading some of Antonio Conte’s fringe options.
Among those expected to be made available for transfers are Arturo Vidal, Radja Nainggolan and Vecino, after each fell out of favor at San Siro this season.
Should West Ham sign Inter’s Vecino?
Yes it would be perfect
No he’s not good enough
West Ham had explored a deal to sign Vecino in the recent winter window, with reports in Italy claiming that the Irons and Aston Villa had each made offers for the Uruguayan.
A deal has clearly failed, as Vecino – who made his first appearance last Sunday in eight months with a knee injury sustained following the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign – remained at Milan.
He now faces an uncertain future that could spark interest from the London stadium again, while Aston Villa are not expected to reimburse the 29-year-old after signing Morgan Sanson from Olympique de Marseille for 16million. pounds sterling in January.
Inter are said to value Vecino between € 8m and £ 10m (£ 7m to £ 8.5m) as he will only have one year left on his contract in June, which would allow the Nerazzurri to save £ 80,000 per week.
The San Siro natives are likely to push Cagliari Calcio to buy Nainggolan as the Belgian is currently on loan at Sardegna Arena, while Vidal is seen as an ‘expensive reserve’ on a £ 174,000 p / w deal but not starting only 14 of his 23 Serie A outings this quarter.
Should West Ham sign Vecino?
With West Ham on the verge of qualifying for a European competition, be it the Champions or the Europa League, Moyes will need to strengthen his squad in the off-season and pay close attention to his midfield options.
Mark Noble may have recently agreed to sign a one-year contract extension to stay in east London for the 2021/22 season, but the veteran is currently Moyes’ only option to cover Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in a natural position.
Vecino is expected to provide an excellent level of coverage in the Irons’ engine room and push Rice and Soucek to stay on top of their games, with the 41-cap Uruguayan international having 97 appearances for Inter Milan since. its arrival in 2017.
He could also hit the market this summer as a Serie A winner with the Nerazzurri currently nine points clear at the top of the Italian table, and he can still play a key role in Conte’s title push after his return. long-awaited injury.
Former ACF executor Fiorentina is seen as Inter’s wild card as Vecino arrives at a time when he is most needed to exert significant influence over the games, while Conte will likely have to deal with the workloads of Nicolo Barela and Marcelo Brozovic.
Vecino showed last season that he can also deliver an impact not too different from Rice, which sparked rumors that Chelsea were willing to pay £ 23million to sign him, ahead of his knee surgery.
Over 20 Serie A appearances in the 2019/20 period, Vecino averaged 1.6 successful tackles, 1.3 clearances and 0.8 steals per game, in addition to providing 0.8 key assists and 1 , 1 shots for two assists and two goals, by SofaScore.
Rice currently provides West Ham with two successful tackles, 1.1 clearances and 1.9 steals per game in their 28 Premier League outings this season, as well as 0.8 key passes and 0.8 shots for one pass and one. goal so far.
The England international is only expected to match, if not increase, those numbers going forward, but Vecino would provide solid cover if Moyes revives West Ham interest to around £ 14.5million less than Chelsea were expected to pay l ‘last summer.
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