Joaquin Correa could be the perfect replacement for injured Lanzini at West Ham

West Ham United are interested in signing Sevilla midfielder Joaquin Correa this summer, according to Italian news outlet Tutto Mercato Web.

What’s the story?

The 23-year-old moved from Sampdoria to Sevilla in 2016 and made 21 appearances last season, scoring one goal and assisting another for the Spanish outfit.

He performed much better in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, scoring six goals and registering two assists across the competitions, including a strong performance against Manchester United as he helped Sevilla knock out Jose Mourinho’s men.

Valued at £9million on Transfermarkt, the Argentine is a transfer target for West Ham and Tutto Mercato Web claim the Hammers have made contact with the player’s agent, although there is also interest from Serie A for the hot prospect.

A great replacement for Lanzini

With Manuel Lanzini set for a long spell on the sidelines following his recent injury, West Ham need reinforcements in attacking midfield, and Correa could provide the answer.

At 23, he still has plenty yet to give and has shown he is comfortable playing at the top level.

The question remains whether West Ham could convince him to move to England when he is at a top Spanish club and has interest from Italy.

But if West Ham could pull it off, he could really shine in the Premier League and provide a real threat going forward.

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