Report: West Ham could make £10.2m offer for Barak
West Ham United are reportedly back in the chase for Hellas Verona central midfielder Antonin Barak.
What’s the story?
According to L’Arena, the Hammers face competition from Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt for the ace. West Ham are said to be ‘very hot’ in pursuit of the midfielder.
The outlet are claiming Frankfurt may make an offer of €10m (£8.5m), while the Irons could offer €12m (£10.2m).
However, Hellas Verona director Tony D’Amico is yet to receive a formal offer for the player.
The Czech Republic international only joined Verona last summer after a successful loan spell.
Barak has previously claimed he is an Arsenal fan.
West Ham need to prioritise other positions
While the reports are encouraging over the club’s intent this summer, it proves confusing.
Central midfield is the least of David Moyes’ worries after last season’s performances.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek complimented each other nicely as the Londoners finished in sixth place in the Premier League. It helped the club qualify for the Europa League group stages.
As a result, West Ham need to prioritise other positions amid interest in Barak.
The club still need to boost their attack after Jesse Lingard returned to his parent club and Felipe Anderson returned to Lazio. It leaves the outfit dangerously short of a threat in the final third.
Meanwhile, West Ham also need to finally replace Sebastien Haller. The Frenchman moved to Ajax in January, but Moyes opted against signing a back-up striker.
While Barak would be a lovely addition, he is far from a priority for the team this summer.