West Ham United want to sign Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra as they look to bring in some big name signings next season to offer their fans at the Olympic Stadium in London. The Hammers narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification in the 2015-16 season and will look to give the big teams another run for their money in the upcoming season.
West Ham United coach Slaven Bilic wants to bring in a number of new faces to improve his current squad. Striker Islam Slimani of Sporting Lisbon is one of the names revolving the Hammers rumor mill. Slimani has been amazing in Portugal scoring 31 times for his club.
Meanwhile, Turkish club Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore is also being targeted by West Ham. If reports are to be believed then a $17.54 million transfer fee has already been accepted by Besiktas to allow the player leave for the Olympic Stadium.
Despite Tore and Slimani being under Bilic’s radar, it is Pereyra whom the Hammers coach is interested in signing the most. He has already submitted a $17.54 million bid for the midfielder which Juventus are yet to accept. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri wants $22 million for the player and won’t sell him for anything less, according to The Sun – via Tuttosport.
Pereyra made 13 appearances for Juventus in the Champions League last season in which he had a pass accuracy of 91%. He won an average of 51% duels and has been a clean player in terms of cards, as reported by Squawka.com.
The Argentinian is reportedly unhappy with his playing time for Juventus and wants to move to a club who can offer him more football on the pitch. West Ham United is not the only club who is looking to offer Pereyra that opportunity.
Premier League clubs Stoke City and Sunderland are also monitoring the midfielder and want to fight for his signature. Both the clubs want to make some high-profile signings next season to help them achieve their league aspirations.
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