Pedro Obiang is set to complete a medical ahead of his £7 million move to Sassuolo, according to a report by the Daily Mail, as cited by HITC.
West Ham are expected to make a profit on the Equatorial Guinea international, four years after Slaven Bilic brought the midfielder to the club for £4.3 million.
Obiang was an integral part of West Ham’s side under both Bilic and subsequently David Moyes, but has begun to slip down the pecking order during Manuel Pellegrini’s stint at the club, largely due to the emergence of young academy prospect Declan Rice.
Nonetheless, Obiang has racked up over 100 appearances for the Hammers and will be remembered fondly for his stoic defensive efforts and his rocket of a goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Sassuolo have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal replacement for Stefano Sensi, who joined Inter Milan earlier this summer, and with Pellegrini in need of funds following the arrival of club-record signing Sebastien Haller, the move makes sense for all parties.
West Ham are well stocked in midfield, with the arrival of Pablo Fornals helping to add more depth and quality to a side hoping to push for European football next season. With that said, a replacement for Obiang could still be on the cards.