Italian Journolist Nicolò Schira claims West Ham have enquired about taking Roberto Gagliardini on loan but says Inter Milan would not want to sell him. The 25 -year-old Italian national midfielder began his career at hometown club Atalanta playing for their youth teams and later for the reserves. He was promoted to the first-team squad for the 2013–14 season. After three loans to Cesena, Spezia and Vicenza Gagliardini joined Inter Milan on loan, with an obligation to buy for £18.5m in the summer of 2018.
He was called up for the Italian U20 in 2015 progressing to the U21 in 2015 and the senior team in 2017 having made six senior appearances
Gagliardini is described as a quick, hard-working, energetic, physically strong, and well-rounded midfielder, who is capable of playing as a box-to-box, central, attacking, or defensive midfielder. He is effective as a ball-winner, but can also distribute the ball well and start attacking plays or provide assists after winning back possession, courtesy of his good vision and technique. He also possesses a good shot, which allows him to contribute to his team’s offensive play.