West Ham United are pondering a move for Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez before the transfer window shuts on Thursday, according to The Mirror’s transfer blog (August 6, 20:00).
Even though Manuel Pellegrini has already brought in eight new players in this window, it seems that the Chilean coach wants more.
The Hammers have limited time to get more deals over the line, and it appears that a defensive midfielder is on their radar.
The Mirror’s transfer blog (August 6, 20:00) stated that Sanchez is a late target that the East London outfit are pursuing.
The 32-year-old joined Fiorentina permanently last year following a loan spell from Aston Villa, where he spent two years of his career.
The midfielder did not set the world alight while playing for Villa, and at Fiorentina he was loaned to Espanyol in January for half of the 2017-18 campaign.
Sanchez has played in a variety of leagues, but he has minimal experience playing at the top level.
West Ham may not be fighting for Champions League football just yet, but they need a reliable figure to take charge deep in midfield.
Sanchez would not be heading to the London Stadium on the back of a decent World Cup as he was sent off and gave away a penalty while representing Colombia in Russia.
Perhaps Pellegrini would be able to work his magic on the 88-cap international, but the manager would be taking a big risk.
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