Bought from Inter last year for more than £7m, Genoa’s Diego Laxalt appears to be once again attracting interest, this time from the Premier League.
Scoring one goal and picking up four assists in 36 league appearances, the left midfielder has, according to Corriere dello Sport, been the subject of a €10m offer from West Ham.
This tidbit of information, one you’d expect to be quite big news somewhere or other, was hidden right at the bottom of a transfer round up in the Italian newspaper.
Why that is the case, we don’t know, but it’s definitely there.
The interest in Laxalt from West Ham is also a bit strange, mostly because they aren’t lacking in defenders/midfielders capable of providing width down the left when playing three at the back.
With both Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell already at the club, as well as buying Marko Arnautovic from Stoke for around £20m, bringing in Laxalt as well seems a bit like overkill, even if it is as a backup for the Austrian.
Maybe that’s why the information was buried deep down in the depths of their Monday edition?