West Ham are lining up a swoop for midfielder Florian Grillitsch as David Moyes looks to improve his squad ahead of next season.
Moyes may be confident that he can fend off the interest from Napoli for the Austrian’s signature ahead of next season.
Moyes will surely be working tirelessly to find an adequate replacement for the 35-year-old ahead of an important campaign at the London Stadium, and Grillitsch might just be the perfect heir.
One of his key attributes is his ball distribution, and his passing success rate of 89.4% was the highest in the Bundesliga club’s squad by some distance (excluding those who played 40 minutes or less), proving to be a crucial presence in the centre of midfield.
Grillitsch can also be an asset going forward, with the Austrian ranking in the top 1% compared to positional peers in the top five European leagues for shot-creating actions per 90 minutes (1.99), and in the top 4% for progressive passes (5.05 per 90).
This proposed move is a no-brainer for Moyes as he looks to add some bite into the centre of West Ham’s midfield.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann previously dubbed the £35k-p/w Grillitsch an “exceptional” player, and his statistics certainly suggest that the Hammers could land an excellent player on a free transfer this summer. Moyes will need to act quick, though.