West Ham United can make 'rich' offer to sign Inter Milan defender Robin Gosens
West Ham could make a very lucrative offer for Inter Milan defender Robin Gosens in the January transfer window, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The German international only joined the Nerazzurri in the summer having spent the second half of last season on loan at the San Siro from Atalanta.
But he has not broken into the side at all this season which has seen him start just eight per cent of the club’s Serie A games and put his future on the line.
Time is now running out on his stay with the 2020-21 Italian champions and West Ham are looking to pounce on his situation by making a “rich” offer to sign him in January.
They are joined in pursuit of the 28-year-old by Leicester City while Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt all want to bring him to his homeland.
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While Aaron Cresswell has been a very good servant of West Ham over the years, he is now getting to an age where he shouldn’t really be the club’s first-choice left-back if European football is a regular objective.
He has lost a yard of pace he really couldn’t afford to in order to keep up with the extremely high tempo of modern football at the highest level and that makes him something of a liability at times.
The 32-year-old showed twice in the Europa League last season that he had perhaps gone over the hill with near identical red cards against Lyon and Eintracht Frankfurt.
David Moyes obviously spotted the weakness but could only bring in Emerson Palmieri as a replacement who was not perhaps the star that many Hammers had been hoping for.
The brilliant thing about Gosens, though, is while he is a guaranteed starter should he sign, he can play on both sides of the pitch which should still give Cresswell some games when he doesn’t have to defend as often.