Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Pedro Obiang will fly to Italy tomorrow to complete his transfer Sassuolo.
Marzio says Sassuolo has reached an agreement with West Ham on the basis of £7m plus bonuses for the former Sampdoria midfielder. He claims Obiang will head to Italy on Sunday for a medical leaving China where he’s on tour with the Hammers for the Asia Trophy.
Last January Fiorentina nearly signed Obiang for £10m before he was denied his move by Pellegrini who said he didn’t have enough coverage for the remainder of the season. He was promised his move back to Itay in the summer if his valuation was met.
West Ham had previously said they will listen to offers for the 27-year-old this summer who is said to earn around £50,000 per week.
Claret and Hugh understand that Obiang’s position is unlikely to be replaced this summer as Pellegrini believes he has enough cover in midfield and that Obiang was surplus to requirements.
Club insiders earlier this week dismissed reports suggesting the club would receive £10m for Obiang with add-ons saying sadly that is not the case and the only offer we received is a lot less.