West Ham plotting Lucas Ocampos swoop

West Ham United are reportedly keen to sign Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos this summer as David Moyes plans to strengthen his squad during the upcoming transfer window.

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According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, the Hammers, along with Premier League rivals Wolves, are keen to bring the 27-year-old to England.

The Argentine has two years left on his contract with the La Liga side and played the entire first leg of the two teams’ Europa League round of 16 last month, missing the trip to the London Stadium.

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Valued by Transfermarkt at £27m, Ocampos has scored nine goals and recorded four assists in 36 appearances in all competitions this season and could be an intriguing addition to the Irons squad.

Moyes should sign Ocampos

It’s no secret that despite another successful season, West Ham are in need of a reshuffle of their playing staff this summer. The average age of Moyes’ squad is 28.8 years and it is made up of just 24 players, a low figure considering they have played in four different competitions this season.

Reinforcements are likely to be needed at all positions, even wide attack positions.

Although at 27 the average age of the squad would not drop considerably, Ocampos is at a privileged age in which he can still improve while already having a lot of experience, something that could displace players like Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals or Andri Yarmolenko.

More importantly, though, it’s certainly an improvement on some of the Hammers’ current options.

Should West Ham sign Ocampos?



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Bowen is arguably an exception, as the Englishman is currently West Ham’s top scorer this season with 14 goals. However, the 25-year-old is the only Irons winger to have scored more than Ocampos in 2021/22, with Benrahma scoring nine and Pablo Fornals six, and the former Hull City star has been linked with a possible signing. for Newcastle in recent days.

Furthermore, Yarmolenko is expected to leave this summer when his contract expires, further highlighting the need for a winger to be on West Ham’s wish list this summer.

Described as “electric” by journalist Fede Praml, Sevilla’s tricky winger is currently averaging 1.9 shots per game while enjoying 83% passing accuracy and 40% dribbling. The 27-year-old’s defensive contribution is also satisfactory, with 1.4 tackles and 0.6 clearances per game.

It may take time for the Argentine to adjust to the Premier League and West Ham’s style of play if he moves to East London, but it is crucial that the Hammers end the next transfer window with a bigger squad than Moyes’ current one. , especially if they manage to qualify for Europe and if Bowen is tempted to Tyneside.

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