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Forgotten West Ham United ace should fear Inter Milan star transfer links

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Forgotten West Ham United ace should fear Inter Milan star transfer links

West Ham United have reportedly joined the race to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.

The Croatian is being eyed by Manuel Pellegrini according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via The Sun), with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also still credited with interest.

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The Hammers are supposedly willing to fork out £35 million for the World Cup 2018 finalist, who Inter are finally willing to sell this summer.

The Nerazzurri are said to be chasing PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn as his replacement.

Perisic would certainly improve West Ham’s quality in the wide areas, but his arrival would be bad news for one first-teamer in particular.


TBR’s view

Perisic pitching up at the London Stadium would be an alarming situation for Andriy Yarmolenko, who has become something of a forgotten man for the Irons.

The Ukraine international has been sidelined since October after rupturing ankle ligaments against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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It is unlikely he will feature again this season for the Irons, meaning no chance for him to show Pellegrini doesn’t need to splash out on Perisic.

Perisic would be a direct threat to his position in the starting XI. Although the ex-Borussia Dortmund ace tends to play from the left, he is versatile enough to play on the right too. Felipe Anderson could also be moved into Yarmolenko’s primary position if Perisic is signed.

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