Facing competition for the attacking full-back from Serie A giants AC Milan, there had been an expectancy the Hammers may miss out on the 24-year-old.
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The report claims that Milan’s desire to secure a loan move and West Ham’s capability to land a permanent deal means the east Londoners are very much still in the hunt.
Signed from Real Betis in 2019 for £27.5million (BBC), Firpo has struggled to make have the desired impact at the Camp Nou.
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Once topping a £22.5million market value, the Dominican Republic born left-back has seen a dramatic decline to just £7.2million in recent months (Transfermarkt).
Irons’ boss David Moyes seems steadfast on signing at worst an understudy for Aaron Cresswell this summer – perhaps with a view to replacing the 31-year-old long term.
Firpo would be an exciting addition to the squad at the London Stadium and one the Hammers hierarchy should be going all out to bring in.