West Ham preparing January swoop for Sevilla’s Vazquez

Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bolster his West Ham ranks in January with a move for Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez, according to¬†TuttoMercatoWeb.

What’s the word?

Despite spending in excess of ¬£100m in the summer transfer window, Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham are yet to find their feet in the Premier League this season after losing five of their opening eight fixtures at the start of the campaign.

Further additions are on the cards in January to spark life into a lacklustre Hammers side and a creative midfielder appears to be top of the agenda amidst the continued absence of the injured Manuel Lanzini, who could see a compatriot join him in East London.

TuttoMercatoWeb¬†states the Hammers are set to revive interest in Sevilla’s attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez and will make an approach for the two-cap Argentina international in the coming weeks.

A decent signing?

While Marko Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko have shown signs of being a devastating attacking trio, West Ham have struggled to create a link between their defence and their attack in the opening months of the campaign.

The absence of Manuel Lanzini continues to stand out and, with the influential midfielder unlikely to return before the end of the season, signing Franco Vazquez would provide the Hammers with an ideal replacement.

At 28-years-old, Vazquez has the experience that can be a strong asset for West Ham and the competition for places could spark Lanzini into his best form when he eventually returns from his long-term injury absence.