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Report: West Ham midfield target could cost as little as £7m, has a ‘bit of everything’ in his locker

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Report: West Ham midfield target could cost as little as £7m, has a ‘bit of everything’ in his locker

Reported West Ham United target Matias Vecino has been transfer listed with a price tag of as little as £7million, according to Calciomercato.

The Hammers have been linked with the Uruguay midfielder, as have Premier League rivals Aston Villa, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

Vecino moved to Inter from Fiorentina in August 2017 for £20million and has played 97 times for the Nerazzurri, scoring 11 times and registering six assists.


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However, the 29-year-old has only just returned from a knee injury which kept him out for eight months, and has just one minute of Serie A football under his belt.

With his Inter contract running until 2022, it looks as though the Serie A leaders are happy for him to leave at the end of the season.

Calciomercato reports that Vecino is now “on the market”, with the Inter hierarchy looking for 8 to 10 million Euros for him (around £7million to £8.5million).

 

His current salary is reported to be 4.5 million Euros per year, or around £75,000-a-week.

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With West Ham hoping to qualify for Europe, David Moyes would need to bolster his ranks to cater for the additional workload.

A player like Vecino, a 6ft 2in midfielder with plenty of experience and quality, certainly looks as though he’d fit the bill.

An ESPN scouting report from 2017 described “part of Vecino’s charm” as the fact he “tends to bring a little bit of everything to the table – something modern midfielders are increasingly asked to do.

“He can pass well, he can tackle, and is both physical and graceful: the former Empoli man has, in short, the toolkit needed to shine not just in Italy, but (hopefully) also among Europe’s elite.”

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