Date: 23rd January 2021 at 12:25pm
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ExWHUemployee has claimed that he doesn’t think West Ham United have a chance of bringing in .

There have been reports in recent days suggesting that the Hammers could be interested in bringing him on board, with the interest being described ‘strong’.

But speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee says that it will be very hard for them to bring him in right now given how well he has been performing for his current side .

He said: “I can’t tell you how far up he is on the list, but I do know we’re looking at the Italian market, his name was discussed. I think with these players that have not got a history of proving themselves in the top flight in England, we want to get them on loan first with a view to buy. Whether we’ll be able to do that with him when he’ in their team and it seems like he’s one of their better players, probably unlikely. I would say there’s not much chance of that happening.”

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TIF Thoughts on Ex’s claim surrounding a potential move for Giovanni Simeone…

ExWHUemployee is probably right to have some cause for concern when it comes to the possibility of bringing him in.

The 25-year-old, of Atletico Madrid head coach Diego, has certainly got something about him, hitting double-digits for goals in three of the past four seasons. And having only just signed for the Italian side permanently this past summer following a loan spell, it perhaps wouldn’t make a lot of sense for them to let him go now when he looks to be in fine form for them.

That doesn’t, of course, mean that West Ham should just wash their hands of the whole affair. As the saying goes, ‘everybody has their price’, so if things go well for them this season, maybe even if they take a stab at Europe given their current league place, then it might be worth revisiting in the summer.