West Ham United apparently could be set to miss out on free agent Andrea Belotti to Premier League rivals Wolves.
That’s according to a report from CalcioMercato who claim that Wolves have tabled a contract offer to the 28-year-old striker.
Meanwhile, The Sun claimed that the Italy international was actually offered to West Ham recently.
It seems as though Moyes has an even tougher task on his hands now though…
Wolves make offer for West Ham target Andrea Belotti
CalcioMercato reckon that Wolves have offered a contract to Belotti as Bruno Lage continues his search for a proven goalscorer.
Belotti is certainly one of those and we’d actually love him at West Ham. He’d provide great competition and cover for Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio.
The Torino striker has a proven track record of scoring goals at the very highest level for a sustained period of time.
The 41-capped Italy international has bagged 170 goals in 433 career games for club and country (Transfermarkt).
Belotti is an incredibly hard-working forward. The experienced forward possesses superb movement and is always a real handful for opposing defenders. He certainly knows where the back of the net is as well.
The opportunity to sign him for nothing would undoubtedly have appealed to Moyes. The Scot then would have had Antonio, Scamacca and Belotti as centre-forward options for the upcoming season.
If the Hammers are to challenge on all fronts next season, we really need three strikers to be battling it out for the starting place through the middle.
Belotti earned around £64k-a-week at Torino (Salary Sport) so even if he asked for £80/100k-a-week, he wouldn’t have broke the wage structure at the London Stadium.
It seems as though Wolves have made the first move to sign Andrea Belotti though. So West Ham must act fast, if Moyes has any hopes of bringing the Italian to East London this summer.