As reported by Ed Aarons of the Guardian, West Ham are said to have re-ignited their interest in former Argentina winger Nicolas Gaitan. The 31-year-old is currently playing in the United States with the Chicago Fire but could be headed for east London in January.
Told there is some interest from West Ham in signing Nicolas Gaitan in January. Ex-Argentina winger has been playing for Chicago Fire in MLS
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) November 21, 2019
Gaitan, formerly of Benfica, Atletico Madrid and Boca Juniors attracted some Premier League interest previously with the Hammers said to be amongst the clubs that were keen.
Former England defender Danny Mills has recently pointed the finger at the underperforming Felipe Anderson and his is a position Gaitan could certainly fill. Manuel Pellegrini is under immense pressure at the London Stadium and is unlikely to be given any significant transfer funds this winter due to his precarious position – making the £4.5m rated player a viable option.
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Gaitan has a wealth of experience and has represented some huge clubs. He’s also represented his native Argentina 19 times at senior level and so if he was to join West Ham they would be bringing in a top-level professional. During his time in the States Gaitan has made 28 appearances, registered 11 assists and scored 4 goals.
Despite signing Pablo Fornals in the summer, creativity has proven to be a problem for the Hammers and with Manuel Lanzini sidelined, the club could turn to this seasoned professional who’s contract expires at the end of December. West Ham fans will be keeping a close eye on this story and possibly hoping the reported interest will materialise into something concrete.