Euro Football Rumours

West Ham to consider bid for SPAL defender Francesco Vicari

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian Media (Calciomercato), West Ham will consider bid for SPAL defender Francesco Vicari.

The Italy international has joined SPAL from Novara in August 2016. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with SPAL until June 2019.

Since his arrival from Novara, Francesco Vicari has scored two goals and provided one assists in 41 games for SPAL, including one goal in 7 games in all competitions this season.

The Italy international is in impressive form for SPAL this season.

Francesco Vicari has represented Italy at Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 6 caps.


Francesco Vicari
Francesco Vicari


Adding a defender remains West Ham’s top priority this winter and Slaven Bilic will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

The report claims that West Ham manager has extensively scouted Francesco Vicari and is considering a move for the defender.

Slaven Bilic will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the SPAL defender is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.

West Ham will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.



According to the report in Italian Media, West Ham has gotten off to one of their worst starts to any Premier League season. In six matches, they have conceded 13 goals. That is the main reason why Slaven Bilic is desperately in need of defensive additions in January. West Ham have been impressed by Vicari and it has now been suggested that they are ready to firm up their interest with a bid.

How strong that interest is and whether West Ham will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.


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