Three reasons Everton must hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Adam Masina
According to reports in The Sun, West Ham United are battling Premier League rivals Crystal Palace for the signing of Bologna left-back Adam Masina this month.
The Sun says that both clubs are looking to strengthen in that position before the window slams shut on January 31, with the 24-year-old – who started his career as a striker before being converted an attacking full-back – said to be keen on a move to England after three-and-a-half seasons in the Italian side’s first team.
The report adds that both of the London teams have already submitted bids for the Moroccan-born star, who is valued at £15m by the Serie A outfit, with Irons manager David Moyes believing the former Italy U21 international can provide competition for Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku.
Meanwhile, Everton have already signed Cenk Tosun from Besiktas and Theo Walcott from Arsenal this month to boost their attacking options this month, but Toffees boss Sam Allardyce might not have finished his business there.
The 63-year-old may also look to boost his backline and bringing Masina to Goodison Park could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Everton must hijack West Ham’s bid to sign the defender…