By Adefunmiloye Alani

21st Jul, 2021 | 10:46am

West Ham make enquiries about Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi

West Ham have approach Sassuolo with an enquiry about attacker Domenico Berardi, according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

He reported on his official website that the Italy international is currently valued at £35million by his club, with Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund also joining the Hammers, Lazio and AC Milan in asking about him.

The 26-year-old impressed at the European Championship as the Azzurri emerged winners, and his displays appear to have caught the eyes of West Ham.

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Berardi ended last season with 17 goals and seven assists in 30 Serie A appearances, and West Ham really need fresh impetus in attack.

With a deal for Jesse Lingard proving difficult, a move for the Italian would be perfect.

He has his best years ahead of him, and Sassuolo are right to demand £35million for his signature.

Berardi came off the bench regularly at the Euros, and defenders always found it hard to cope with his pressing and harrying.

He fits the style of play of Hammers boss David Moyes perfectly, and we believe he was impressed with what he saw the winger do at the tournament.

Moyes was part of UEFA’s technical observer team at the Euros, and would have used that opportunity to run the rule over some prospective summer targets for his side.

Berardi was involved in 24 league goals in 2019-20 and has scored 86 goals and made 54 assists for Sassuolo since making his Serie A debut in 2013.

He is a type of signing we could do with, and West Ham should look to get a deal done.

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