West Ham are finally getting savvy in the transfer market with a clever new £30m swap bid to try and beat Liverpool to Dutch star Perr Schuurs.
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth reiterated last night that West Ham want to sign reported Liverpool target Perr Schuurs.
West Ham finally get savvy in the transfer market with clever new £30m swap bid to try and beat Liverpool to Dutch star Perr Schuurs
Since then West Ham have been heavily linked with reliable Italian transfer reporter Gianluca Di Marzio claiming the Hammers could make contact with the player in the coming days to see if he is willing to join the club.
Usually a transfer battle between Liverpool and West Ham for a player only ends one way.
But with German Tim Steidten on board as West Ham’s new technical director, the east Londoners seem to be wising up.
West Ham are finally getting savvy in the transfer market with a clever new £30m swap bid to try and beat Liverpool to Dutch star Schuurs.
‘Hammers deal could be enough to persuade Torino’ reports claim
Torino are desperate to sign Nikola Vlasic from West Ham on a permanent basis following his season-long loan last term.
And Steidten is looking to use that as an ace card to trump Liverpool.
According to La Stampa and TMW, West Ham may now have the advantage over Liverpool in the form of Vlasic. Because the Hammers will offer him plus £17m to sign Schuurs and reports suggest it may be enough to get a deal done.
With Vlasic valued at around £13m by West Ham, that makes it a £30m deal.
Indeed it is even reported Torino already have a potential replacement lined up.
West Ham’s ace card to trump Liverpool
“Torino have already been in contact with the Hammers to try and set up a new deal for the Croatian forward and his inclusion in the negotiations for Schuurs could prove decisive,” the reports – as also transcribed by Football Italia – state.
“West Ham would also be willing to pay €20m (£17m) as well, a deal which may be enough to convince the Granata to give up on the Dutchman.
“Should Schuurs leave, Torino would look to replace him with Rodrigo Becao, who only has a year left on his contract with Udinese.”
It is so refreshing to hear West Ham are showing some nous in the window. And it is no coincidence that it comes just days after the official arrival of Steidten.