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Report: West Ham have taken first step needed to sign 23-year-old international midfielder


West Ham United allegedly have made an enquiry to sign talented Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg.

Earlier today on Hammers News, we covered a report from Sport Mediaset claiming that the Hammers are keen to sign the 23-year-old star.

And it now appears as though West Ham have escalated our interest in the 18-capped Sweden international.

Central midfield is undoubtedly an area at the London Stadium where David Moyes will be desperate to strengthen in the summer transfer window.

Mark Noble is set to retire whilst Alex Kral just hasn’t impressed at all since joining West Ham on loan from Spartak Moscow last season.

And it appears as though the wheels are already in motion for the Hammers to beef up our engine room ranks.

Corriere dello Sport (print edition April 7th, page 21) claims that the Hammers have taken the first step needed to bring the 23-year-old midfielder to the London Stadium this summer.

We think that Svanberg would be a truly brilliant addition for West Ham.

Svanberg has bagged three goals and two assists in 29 Serie A games for Bologna so far this season (Transfermarkt).

During those appearances, the 23-year-old has averaged 1.2 tackles and 0.9 interceptions per match. He has made 29.6 passes per game and has recorded a completion rate of 76% (Who Scored).

He is a defensive midfielder by trade but has exceptional technical ability as well.

Sempre Milan reckon that it will take around £17 million to prise him away from Bologna. That seems like very decent business to us.

And if Moyes brings Svanberg to the London Stadium for that kind of fee, West Ham would have secured a really impressive deal.