Three reasons West Ham must keep hold of Angelo Ogbonna this summer

According to reports in Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX earlier this week, West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna is keen on a return to Serie A this summer and could be a target for Sampdoria.

The report suggests that the Italian club are lining up the 29-year-old as a potential replacement for Martin Skriniar, who is currently playing for Slovakia at the European Under-21 Championships in Poland and is a target for Inter Milan.

If the news is true about Ogbonna wanting to return to his homeland, then it will certainly be a blow for Irons manager Slaven Bilic after he brought the centre-back to the English capital from Juventus in 2015.

However, with two years remaining on his deal at the London Stadium, the Hammers are certainly under no pressure to sell the Italy international, who has become a mainstay in their backline alongside Winston Reid.

Here are three reasons West Ham must keep hold of Ogbonna this summer…