So far in this transfer window, Pedro Obiang has to be one of the players linked with the most clubs without anything happening.
We’ve already lost count, but Bologna have been the latest, and perhaps the most consistent, as they look around the market for a new midfielder.
Four options are in front of them, according to Corriere dello Sport: Roma’s Gerson, Young Boys’ Djibril Sow, Sassuolo’s Alfred Duncan and West Ham’s Pedro Obiang.
Each have their pluses and minuses, and the Hammers’ player is the one with extremes on both sides.
As is the case with any transfer to Serie A from the Premier League, wages are the main issues, as his €35k/week net contract at West Ham would be difficult to match.
That’s the negative.
There’s no mention of the fee, but if the Sassuolo midfielder is quoted at €15m, then one can imagine €10m or so would be enough for Obiang.
That would allow West Ham to make their money back, having spent an initial £5.4m on his services back in 2015.