Tuesday was a rather interesting day for West Ham, as their quest to bolster their squad for the second half of the season continued.
The arrival of Tomáš Souček for £13m filled a much needed gap in defensive midfield for David Moyes, but there remains the question of what to do in Jack Wilshere’s absence.
The English midfielder is out with a groin injury, and one of the names linked to fill the void is Nahitan Nández, currently contracted to Cagliari.
Falling in line with previous reports of the total fee reaching €40m or so, the Italian journalist report that West Ham’s bid for the Uruguay international is a paid loan of €8m with an obligatory purchase clause of €35m, but only if the Hammers avoid relegation.
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Moyes’ side are currently 17th in the Premier League and find themselves in a fight to avoid the drop to the Championship, which explains why said clause has been inserted.
However, Cagliari aren’t fully convinced by this and have asked for ‘ulterior guarantees’, since they don’t want to find themselves in an ‘unresolved situation’ with Nández coming back.
It seems to be edging closer, especially with the figures mentioned, but we’re not quite there yet.
One to follow closely in the last few days/hours of the January transfer window.