By Joe Ellis

5th Aug, 2022 | 8:40am

West Ham United make £12.6million bid to sign Marcos Senesi

West Ham United have launched a bid worth £12.6million to sign Feyenoord defender Marcos Senesi, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The 25-year-old was an internal part of the Dutch side’s run to the Europa Conference League final last season (something the Irons would like to replicate) where they were beaten by Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Interest in the Argentina international’s services are growing with Roma themselves keen to sign him along with fellow Serie A sides Napoli and Fiorentina.

As a result of the increased Italian interest, West Ham are looking to beat the queue for Senesi by tabling a bid of £12.6million plus bonuses which they hope will be enough for the Eredivisie side to accept.

Dutch media outlet 1908 reported on 4 August that the exact same price would be enough to see Feyenoord accept and allow Senesi to talk to other clubs.

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It is hard to see how the Argentinian will come to the London Stadium and immediately become a starter given the talent already at David Moyes’ disposal.

He could be helped by Nayef Aguerd’s injury that will keep him out of action for the start of the 2022-23 campaign but Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma should be the duo in mind for the Scot.

West Ham are still waiting for Feyenoord’s response to their offer but should he arrive at Rush Green, he could allow Issa Diop to finally leave the club with his future uncertain.

A move would have to be extremely quick to have the Argentine registered in time to play Manchester City with the deadline set to strike at midday on Friday (5 August).

But he wouldn’t have made the starting XI regardless and Moyes could do without the worry before welcoming the reigning Premier League champions to the London Stadium on Sunday.