According to Sport Italia journalist Alfredo Pedulla the Hammers have reached an agreement in principle with Sampdoria for the transfer Pedro Obiang. The two clubs are said to have agreed a fee at 7.5 million Euros (£5.4m) plus performance related add on’s. It is thought that Hammers chief scout Tony Henry has given the all-clear to make the 23 year old midfielder their first summer signing.
The Spanish midfielder has made 60 appearances for Sampdoria since 2010 scoring just one goal. Obiang was capped for Spain at youth levels.