Signing Laxalt would put icing on the cake for West Ham United

West Ham United are considering tabling a bid for Genoa’s Diego Laxalt, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

What’s the word?

The Hammers have certainly not taken a back seat where the transfer market is concerned this summer.

Following Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as manager, it has been full steam ahead for the former Manchester City boss.

So far, the Chilean has recruited seven new players, the most recent of which being the exciting acquisition of Felipe Anderson.

Another impressive player could be heading towards the London Stadium in Laxalt, but West Ham will have to fork up around £17.7m to get a deal done, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Would Laxalt be a strong addition?

The 25-year-old, who is valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, joined Genoa from Inter Milan in 2016.

Last season, the winger scored three goals and three assists, but at the World Cup in Russia is where he caught the eye.

Laxalt, who can play as a left winger or left-back, was a key member of the Uruguayan team that reached the quarter-finals of the tournament, and were eventually beaten by winners France.

The former Inter player would be another exciting addition to an already busy summer for the Hammers, but there is a risk of bringing in a handful of new faces at once.

The likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have experienced such problems before, and West Ham do not want to fall into that category.