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Report: Hammers keen on Italian match fixer

West Ham are in talks to sign Genoa defender Armando Izzo Sky Sports claim

Izzo joined Genoa from Serie B side Avellino in 2014 after beginning his career with hometown club Napoli. The 26-year-old’s performances this season have seen him linked with a number of Serie A clubs despite his current deal running until 2022.

Izzo was previously banned for 18 months and fined 50,000 euros (£42,972) in 2017 for failing to disclose a match-fixing agreement when at Avellino in 2013-14. Italy’s Federal Appeal Court later reduced the ban to six months and 30,000 euros (£25,783).

“It was a hard year, a year in which I suffered a lot,” wrote Izzo on Facebook after the result of the appeal was published last year. “But I was never afraid, I have always been confident in my honesty and I have never stopped fighting for the truth.”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Report: Hammers keen on Italian match fixer

  1. New beginning or not, this signing is the level of banter I expect from west ham, we may have a s****y new manager but we shouldn’t lose who we are.

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