Antonio Sanabria in advanced negotiations with West Ham

West Ham appear to have a genuine interest in signing Antonio Sanabria this summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria is in advanced negotiations with West Ham.

Sanabria made 41 appearances across all competitions for Real Betis, scoring 12 goals and supplying two assists in return.

The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Paraguay.

Antonio Sanabria has represented Paraguay at Under-17 and Under-20 level, winning 19 caps and scoring 6 goals, before making his senior international debut in August 2013. As a member of Paraguay national football team, Antonio Sanabria won 11 caps and he scored one goal.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including West Ham.

 

Antonio Sanabria
Antonio Sanabria

 

Manuel Pellegrini is keen to secure at least one more signing this summer, and Sanabria could very well be a man under consideration. Pellegrini has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

According to Football Espana (via Marca and L’Equipe), “West Ham United have entered the race to secure the signature of Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria. French publication L’Equipe claimed this week that he was a target for Ligue 1 outfit Nice, but it now appears that the Premier League club, managed by Manuel Pellegrini, are ready to pay around €22m to secure the Paraguay international’s signature before the transfer market in England closes on August 9. Betis would like to keep Sanabria at the Benito Villamarin for at least another year, but any substantial offer for the player would likely alter their plans ahead of the new season. Sanabria signed a five-year deal with Betis in July 2016 after arriving from Roma for a reported fee of €7.5m, with the Serie A giants retaining a 50 per cent clause on any subsequent transfer and a buy-back agreement. The 22-year-old spent four months of last season on the sidelines with a serious knee injury after netting seven goals in just six league starts for Los Beticos, but returned to first-team action towards the end of the campaign.”

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Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for West Ham.

West Ham fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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