West Ham United are actively pursuing the acquisition of Genoa‘s dynamic winger, Albert Gudmundsson. The Icelandic talent has been a standout performer for Genoa throughout the current season, establishing himself as one of the most captivating players in Serie A.
Having secured Gudmundsson from AZ Alkmaar in January 2022 for a modest sum of 1.5 million euros, Genoa has reaped the rewards of their investment. The winger’s impact has been nothing short of impressive, featuring in 69 games for the club, where he notched an impressive 25 goals and contributed 8 assists.
Gudmundsson’s influence extends beyond club football, as he has also been a key figure for the Icelandic national team. In 35 appearances for Iceland, he showcased his goal-scoring prowess by finding the back of the net 6 times. This dual success on both domestic and international fronts has undoubtedly heightened the interest surrounding the talented winger.
Demonstrating their commitment to retaining Gudmundsson, Genoa made a significant move on November 17, 2023, by extending his contract until 2027. This strategic decision aimed to ward off potential suitors, solidifying Genoa’s position as the nurturing ground for his burgeoning talent.
Euro Football Rumours
As the transfer rumors intensify, Sky Italia reports that West Ham United, currently occupying the sixth spot in the Premier League table, has taken concrete steps to express their interest. The Hammers have initiated contact with Genoa, seeking crucial information that could pave the way for a potential transfer.
It appears that West Ham is eager to bolster their squad with the addition of the electrifying Icelandic winger as they continue their quest for success in the Premier League.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.