West Ham have been handed a massive boost in signing a highly rated winger as his club’s director of football is actively trying to get the deal done.

Although there are certainly areas that the Hammers certainly need to prioritise this Summer, signing a striker and a couple of centre-backs to be precise, from the amount of wingers they’ve been linked with it’s clear they want to add depth on the flanks.

They’ve already brought in one player who can do a job on the wings in Luis Guilherme but that clearly isn’t enough for Tim Steidten. In recent weeks, the Hammers are said to have shown interest in signing Juventus’ Matias Soule.

The Argentinian spent last season on loan to Frosinone where he became one of their star players, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further 3 in Serie A.

While West Ham and Juventus are to be fairly far away in their valuations of the player, TuttoSport claims the Italian’s director of football Cristiano Giuntoli is actively pushing for the move to go through so they can sign some players.

“The market has not yet officially started, but it is normal that there are already negotiations and situations set up to anticipate the competition,” the news outlet explained.

“Juventus is working to deliver the first reinforcements to Thiago Motta as soon as possible and thus begin the meeting with most of the training completed.“

“In this sense there really seems to be a direct channel with the Premier League for the Bianconeri because Giuntoli is working to bring Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa to Turin (McKennie and Iling Junior are the counterparts to lower the financial demands) and in the meantime he is dealing with the interest he is receiving from West Ham for Soule.”

“The negotiations could take a long time because finding a solution is not at all simple, the Koopmeiners idea is always there around the corner and Juve is looking for the funds.”

The player is said to be keen on the move and Juventus are said to be keen on the move, so the only thing stopping a potential deal seems to be whether our Irons are willing to match their demands. If they are so desperate to sell though, playing the long game could end up working out in Tim Steidten’s favour.

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