Date: 21st January 2021 at 1:30pm
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Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed United’s reported interest in Cagliari centre-forward, Giovanni Simeone.

Following Sebastien Haller’s £20 million sale to Ajax towards the start of January, Moyes has been left rather short of options up front.

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General view inside the London Stadium ahead of West Ham v Norwich City

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At present, the 57-year-old has only Michail Antonio as an out-and-out centre-forward in his first-team squad, and with the 30-year-old having already missed a number of games due to injury so far this season, it would appear clear that Moyes is in need of reinforcements in the position.

And, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham could be looking towards Cagliari Simeone as a potential solution to their problem, with the Italian journalist suggesting that the Hammers’ interest is ‘strong’ in the £15.3 million-rated 25-year-old.

However, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that, at present, there has been no official bid made by West Ham for the Argentina international.

He said: “Obviously, West Ham need a striker after selling Haller to Ajax. We have around Gio Simeone here in Italy from Cagliari. But, at the moment, there is nothing advanced yet, West Ham have not [made] an official bid.

“A lot of players have [been] proposed to West Ham in [the last few] days because they are looking for a striker, but at the moment, there is nothing advanced yet with West Ham and Simeone.”

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TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Giovanni Simeone…

From Romano’s comments, despite the report claiming that the Hammers are indeed interested in Simeone, who has five goals and one assist to his name over his 16 appearances so far this season, if Romano is to be believed, West Ham have not acted on this interest as yet.

However, with time slowly running out in the January transfer window, and recently ruling out the club returning with an improved offer for another of their attacking targets, Youssef En-Nesyri, should the club indeed wish to provide Moyes with greater depth up front, in our opinion, it would be advisable to start acting quickly.