‘Negotiations ongoing’: West Ham United target now ‘seriously considering’ moving to Bundesliga club - Romano
West Ham United have reportedly targeted Red Bull Leipzig’s Angelino this summer but Fabrizio Romano claims the full-back is now ‘seriously considering’ a move to another Bundesliga club.
Angelino is currently in negotiations with Hoffenheim and Leipzig are willing to let the full-back leave this summer.
Reports suggested this week that West Ham have shown an interest in the former Manchester City man but now it seems that the player is close to staying in Germany.
Angelino has been a key player for Leipzig since moving from City but the German side have recently added David Raum to the squad.
Angelino considering Hoffenheim move
Fabrizio Romano claims that Hoffenheim are hopeful that they can complete a deal for Angelino.
The 25-year-old has clearly fallen down the pecking order at Leipzig and looks set to leave.
Angelino has enjoyed a successful period in Germany as he has put in some brilliant performances from left-back, most notably in the Champions League.
And if the Hammers are interested in the full-back, they may have to move quickly to avoid missing out.
West Ham reportedly look set to miss out on another left wing-back in Filip Kostic as Juventus have apparently overtaken them in the race to sign the Eintracht Frankfurt man.
As the club could miss out on Kostic, it could push them to move their interest in Angelino forward to prevent them from failing to land another target for the position.
David Moyes has already let Arthur Masuaku leave the club and join Turkish outfit Besiktas on loan, so the left-back spot is an area the Scotsman may need to strengthen.
TBR’s View: West Ham should try to hijack Hoffeinhem’s move for Angelino
At just 25 years of age, Angelino still has his best years ahead of him and has shown what he is capable of in Leipzig.
The Spaniard has found himself in an unfortunate position after the German side have seemingly replaced him with Raum.
But this could be a good opportunity for West Ham to pick up a player with Champions League pedigree and provide competition for Aaron Creswell at the club.
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