Pellegrini to sanction West Ham pursuit of in-demand assist king - report
West Ham are interested in signing attacker Cristian Pavon from Argentinian club Boca Juniors, according to a report.
News outlet TEAMtalk claims that the Hammers are chasing a move to sign the 22-year-old and that manager Manuel Pellegrini is ready to sanction the pursuit of him, but there has been interest from European teams in the in-demand star.
It is understood that the Premier League outfit are in regular contact with the winger’s representatives after working with them before and they are hopeful of brining the player to the London Stadium.
The report details that Boca will delay any potential talks until after the World Cup, as they feel his price tag will shoot up if he performs well for Argentina this summer after being named in their 23-man squad.
Football Insider verdict:
It is quite some achievement for Pavon to be included in Argenitna’s final World Cup squad this summer, especially given the amount of attacking options they have to choose from. The dazzling wide man is currently a key player for Boca in his homeland and has the technically ability to make the jump across to European football next year if he so wishes. He made 31 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring seven goals and supplying a brilliant 17 assists in return. West Ham have had a recent history of Argentinian players at the club and it’s believed that current playmaker Manuel Lanzini can try to convince Pavon to make the move to England. It is still unclear on how much the right-winger is going to cost this summer, but Pellegrini could do with some extra firepower going into next season and they could be chasing a potential future superstar.
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