West Ham confident of securing Vazquez deal

According to Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham United are quietly confident that they will be able to bring Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez to the club in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

New West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has already been extremely busy in this summer’s market, and Jack Wilshere became the latest player to seal a move to the Hammers on Monday afternoon.

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Following a difficult 2017-18 campaign for a number of reasons, it seems that the club’s supporters have plenty to be excited about ahead of the new season.

Pellegrini has improved his defensive options with the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop, but the former Manchester City boss is still believed to be interested in signing at least two more attackers this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham have already made contact with Sevilla attacker Vazquez over a potential move to the English capital, and the Hammers are quietly confident that they will be able to complete a deal.

Would Vazquez be a good signing?

In Wilshere, West Ham have another player who could potentially play in the number 10 role next season, but Manuel Lanzini will miss a chunk of the campaign with a knee problem.

Vazquez, who stands at 6ft 1in, is capable of operating both as an attacking midfielder and as a second striker, and the 29-year-old scored four times and registered six assists in 30 La Liga appearances last term.

The Italy international joined Sevilla in 2016 having scored 22 times in just over 100 appearances in all competitions for Palermo.

It would be fair to say that Vazquez has played his best football in Italy, and Sevilla might well be prepared to sell this summer if the price is right.

West Ham are entering a new era under the leadership of Pellegrini, and the acquisition of classy and experienced attacker Vazquez would be another fine piece of business.