According to TEAMtalk, West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen to bring exciting Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon to the London Stadium this summer, and Irons fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
TEAMtalk report that the 22-year-old, who has been named in the Argentina squad for the Russia World Cup, is keen on a move to London, with the east London outfit, who should launch a bid for a £70,000-a-week Newcastle United star if the Magpies complete a deal for a 21-year-old, hopeful that they can get a deal for him over the line.
Pavon, who can play on either flank, scored seven goals and provided a further 17 assists in 31 appearances in all competitions for Boca during the 2017/18 campaign, and would provide competition for the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio – and potentially new addition Felipe Anderson – for a starting spot under Pellegrini next term.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and while one said “he reminds me of Dybala”, another labelled him as “Jonathan Calleri Mk 2”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Pavon reminds me of Lanzini in that we knew nothing of him is small, quick feet and pacey, Barca been advised by Messi to get him too. Same did some reading on him sounds like he could be a diamond in the rough. Rafinha so natural in CM or AM which is great.
— Mike Hare (@mhare641) June 7, 2018
Just watched some of his highlights on YouTube. He reminds me of Dybala from Juventus. Who is absolute class.
— ⚒ Westy Hammerette ⚒ (@WestyHammerette) June 7, 2018
— Matt Edwards (@F1__Matt) June 8, 2018
ooo. that’d be a good signing.
— Alan G.5.C.T.I.D Johnson (@adj511986) June 8, 2018
Jonathan Callieri Mk 2
— Catalan (@DHCatalan) June 7, 2018
— Gavin (@uptonspark17) June 8, 2018
— The Columbus E13 (@thecolumbusE13) June 8, 2018
Honestly if we are going for him we really need to get excited. I’m not sure how realistic it is though
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) June 7, 2018