By Dean White

12th Jun, 2022 | 3:40pm

West Ham United offered chance to sign Cagliari striker Giovanni Simeone

West Ham want to sign a new striker this summer and they’ve been offered the chance to sign Giovanni Simeone from Cagliari, according to The Times.

The newspaper reported via their website on Saturday (11 June) that Simeone, 26, is up for grabs for the Hammers this summer if they want him.

Simeone, a Madrid-born Argentina international, spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Hellas Verona and scored an incredible 17 goals in 35 Serie A appearances.

Lethal finisher

Simeone was in very good form at Hellas Verona this season.

He netted four in one game against Lazio, grabbed a brace against Juventus and scored further goals against Atalanta and Napoli.

Verona finished ninth in Serie A and scored 65 goals in their 38 matches – just four fewer than title-winning AC Milan.

Cagliari, Simeone’s parent club, were relegated from Serie A this season though, which suggests that Simeone has no intention of returning to the Sardinia-based club after how well he did at Verona.

On 5 June, Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Simeone is valued at £12.8million by Cagliari and that he can be signed by a new club for a “low wage”.

For West Ham, that’s definitely affordable and seems like a low-risk deal considering the finances involved and how many goals Simeone, the son of Diego, scored at Verona.

The five-times Argentina international has been linked with a move to the London Stadium previously so he must be someone who the Irons are already aware of.

As a back-up, we’d take him. But there are bound to be other options out there for David Moyes.

In other West Ham news, a medical has been scheduled for another player to join the Hammers in just over a week.

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