Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez has confirmed that West Ham were one of the teams who have tried to sign him from the La Liga side.
Speaking to Sevilla’s official television channel, as cited on Estadio Deportivo, Vazquez explains that the Hammers had an offer on the table to bring the player to the Premier League.
I knew of the interest of other clubs like West Ham, but since the coach was counting on me, I decided to stay in.
West Ham have been heavily linked with the midfielder in recent months, but no deal has ever materialised.
Since then, rumours of a move away from Sevilla have gone quiet and the player has remained at the club.
Vazquez went to explain that family reasons were behind his decision to reject a move to join West Ham.
My idea has always been to stay here, my wife and my family are already adapted to Seville.
The 29-year-old has started 17 league games for Sevilla this season and now once again looks to be a key part of Pablo Machín’s plans at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping his side have better luck in the summer transfer window as he looks to push the club into European football.