West Ham plan swoop for Juventus playmaker – report

Date published: Monday 30th May 2016 2:28 - Zach Holland

Roberto Pereyra: Joins Watford from Juventud

West Ham are ready to test Juventus’ resolve to keep Roberto Pereyra by making a 15million euro offer for the Argentinian playmaker, according to reports in Italy.

Pereyra has had an injury-plagued season in 2015/16, only making 16 appearances for the Italian giants, notching one assist in the process.

According to TuttosportWest Ham are ready to make their move for the player after Slaven Bilic identified him as a potential partner to Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini in the Hammers’ attacking armoury behind their main frontline striker.

With a possible move to London lingering on the horizon, it look as if Juventus will start looking for a replacement in the near future as Pereyra is the only traditional number 10 in the Italian teams ranks.

It is reported that Juventus are demanding 17million euros for the Argentinian midfielder as he is still contracted until June 2020.

The paper believes the transfer link is given further credence by the fact Juventus will be the first team to play at West Ham’s new home ground, the Olympic Park stadium on August 7.


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