West Ham fans are getting excited over a potential summer swoop for Joaquin Correa, as Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly eyeing Sevilla youngster as a Manuel Lanzini replacement.
The injury to Lanzini earlier this month was absolutely devastating news for both player and club, as the Hammers summer plans were all set to bring the best out of both Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic.
The two attackers are undoubtedly the Hammers’ best players, and adding the likes of Felipe Anderson to the exciting duo was a really enticing prospect.
Lanzini’s knee injury has thrown a spanner in the works though, and Pellegrini now must find a direct replacement for the creativity the crafty little Argentine brought to the team.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Hammers have made contact with Alessandro Lucci, Correa’s agent, over a potential summer move.
The tricky 23 year-old has a similar dribbling style to Lanzini, and grabbed seven goals and seven assists in all competitions for Sevilla last season.
Fans are absolutely loving the links, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Another absolutely top draw signing https://t.co/AMOvkBhggz
— Dale (@DSelby147) June 24, 2018
He’s very similar to James Rodriguez imo.
— ⚒️Adam Dear⚒️ (@Adam_Dear_123) June 24, 2018
be a good replacement for Lanzini.
— Will Mason ⚒ (@WillMason94) June 23, 2018
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 24, 2018
He can also play the number 10 role I believe so a good partner for Arnie if we are going to play 4-4-2.
— SleepyheadLazybones (@ellomeolchina) June 25, 2018
He was class against United !
— Bully (@DavidBulloch) June 22, 2018