By Simon Leyland
It is being reported the Hammers have been given a second chance to sign the Polish International Piotr Zielinski.
West Ham were linked with a move for the Napoli based Zielinski throughout the previous summer transfer window, with the Italian media at one stage indicating that a fee had been agreed between the two clubs.
According to a report from Calcio Mercata the Irons went as far as offering €40m (£35.4m) for the Pole last time around, but they could have the opportunity to sign him for a ‘slightly lower’ fee this summer.
The reason being is that the central midfielder’s contract is set to run out at the end of next season, and he is no longer part of the long term plans for Napoli, with the club now willing to listen to offers.
The Serie A side have already started talks about a new deal, however they are planning to give him a pay cut, which the player is unlikely to accept, meaning he could seek a move elsewhere.
As Declan Rice looking set to exit the London Stadium at the end of the season, David Moyes will undoubtedly need a new option in the engine room, and the Napoli ace could be exactly what West Ham need.
He is a very good player as shown by his statistics according to our favourite anoraks at Opta , ranking in the 98th percentile for both assists and shot-creating actions per game over the course of the past year.
Not only that, but the 89-time Poland international also regularly gets on the scoresheet, weighing in with seven goals in 35 appearances in all competitions this season, including four in the Champions League.
This is all very laudable but the way things are going, would he want to play in a Championship side ?
We’re not going to be a championship side , we are more than good enough . Believe in yourselves lads , COYI ⚒