Pedro Obiang is reportedly moving closer to a move to Italy in the shape of a loan with an option to buy claim the Italian press.
Italian site www.firenzeviola.it is reporting that Fiorentina are front runner to sign Obiang on loan with an option to buy.
The report claims West Ham have asked that any loan deal for the midfielder includes an obligation to buy the player at a fixed 5.5 million euros (£4.6m).
Obiang was Slaven Bilic’s first signing after being appointed West Ham manager. He signed from Sampdoria for a reported £4.3m penning a four-year contract. It is said he has been frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities.
Shame – he put in some great performances but never really got his chance to get a run in the team. Still, we don’t see what happens on the training field, do we?
Could GGrandsGarcons maybe stand for Gold Grandson?….
I’d be sad to see Obiang go. He’s always been Mr Reliable when he came on. Deserves to be playing regularly. He would be a good bet for any bottom half team I reckon….Whatever happens, I wish him all the v best.
He is a good player, shame for him he has wasted a year of his career with us, if he does go wish him better luck at his new club.