West Ham United are interested in a deal to bring Lorenzo Insigne to the London Stadium at the end of the current season.
That’s according to a report by Italian publication Corriere della Sera (via West Ham Zone), who claim that the Hammers have been in contact with Vincenzo Pisacane – the Napoli forward’s agent – regarding a potential switch to East London on a free transfer next summer.
However, the report goes on to state that West Ham appear unlikely to match the £200k-per-week offer the 30-year-old has reportedly received from Major League Soccer side FC Toronto, although it is also claimed that, with the Italy international being yet to put pen to paper on the Canadian side’s proposal, the chance of a move to the London Stadium remains.
Considering the undoubted ability that Insigne possesses, it is undeniable that the winger would make a fantastic addition to David Moyes’ current wide attacking options in his West Ham squad.
Indeed, over his 15 Serie A appearances so far this season, the £31.5m-rated forward has scored four goals, registered five assists and created five big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 3.5 shots and making 2.1 key passes per game.
These returns have seen the £140k-per-week player who Arrigo Sacchi claimed would have been Barcelona’s “perfect replacement” for Neymar average a rather extraordinary SofaScore match rating of 7.27, ranking him as Napoli’s third-best performer in the top flight of Italian football.
As such, it is clear for all to see that West Ham’s signing of the man who Jurgen Klopp dubbed an “outstanding” talent would be something of a major coup for the club – particularly on a free transfer – leading us to believe that David Moyes and his transfer team in East London should do everything in their power to secure a deal for the Italy international this winter.