West Ham launch €22.5m bid for prolific La Liga striker

Joe Williams
Antonio Sanabria Real Betis

West Ham are ready to make an offer to Real Betis for striker Antonio Sanabria, according to reports.

Sanabria scored eight goals in eight La Liga starts last season for Betis as they finished the season in an impressive sixth position.

Estadio Deportivo claims that the Hammers are set to launch a €22.5million bid for the striker as they look to improve their firepower ahead of the new season.

Betis will be wary that former club Roma are entitled to 50 per cent of any transfer fee for Sanabria and will try and fetch the highest possible amount.

The report continues by saying that West Ham chief Mario Husillos watched Sanabria during his time at Malaga and knows all about the Paraguay international.

The 22-year-old is apparently happy to get a deal done and the report claims he could move to London this week. If he does, then he will be in the capable hands of West Ham’s Head of Player Care.

Meanwhile, West Ham is an option for unwanted Arsenal forward Lucas Perez this week, according to his agent.