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Report: West Ham 'keeping an eye' on Giovanni Simeone

West Ham United are ‘keeping an eye‘ on Cagliari striker Giovanni Simeone, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The son of Diego Simeone is likely to leave the Serie A outfit this summer, claims the Italian publication.

David Moyes’ side are looking to sign a centre-forward this summer. The Irons sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January for a fee believed to be £25m. It left the club with just Michail Antonio as their sole option in the number nine position.

Reports concerning the 26-year-old are claiming that he returned to pre-season training in the ‘best physical condition’. However, the Hammers face a fight to sign him with Marseille currently in pole position for his signature. Lazio and Celta Vigo are also in the race.

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Is Simeone a good enough signing for West Ham?

You have to question whether Simeone would be a good enough signing for West Ham.

The centre-forward has never scored more than 14 league goals since the 2016/2017 season. He scored just six times last term, four fewer than Antonio.

It was felt at the end of last season that the Londoners would need an upgrade on the former Nottingham Forest ace. Having only ever scored more than four goals throughout his career than the 30-year-old managed last season, it’s not a justifiable transfer.

Europa League football is on the horizon for Moyes’ men in the upcoming campaign. Improving the quality of the squad is paramount this summer. You feel a move for Simeone is an underwhelming one from West Ham.

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