West Ham United manager, Manuel Pelligrini has admitted that the club’s transfer market activity has hit a snag since the arrival of Pablo Fornals.
Manuel Pelligrini must have thought that his team’s transfer activity would pick up pace following the arrival of Pablo Fornals from Villarreal. The highly rated Spaniard was the club’s marquee signing. However, the Hammers need more work to be done.
After last season, Pellegrini wants his team to mount a strong assault for a top six place. Reportedly, the club made an approach for Chile international, Aranguiz. However, the Bayer Leverkusen man rejected the chance to join the London club.
The 30 year old was seen as a great replacement for Declan Rice if needed. The youngster is attracting a lot of interest from Manchester United. Although he hasn’t decided to leave, things can change a lot in a transfer window.
Now 32, Mark Noble cannot be expected to last for long.
Formals on the other hand, is a great attacking midfielder. The Spain Under 21 international is expected to compete for a place in the starting XI with Manuel Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson and maybe Jack Wilshere.
Carlos Sanchez is the only available holding midfielder while Pedro Obiang has already stated his desire to leave for Italy. Initially, the club was desperate to sign Andre Gomes. The Portugal international has signed for Everton since then.
And Pellegrini is disappointed to see more players from Chile not coming to West Ham. While speaking to Daily Star, Pellegrini admitted that Aranguiz did not want to join West Ham.
“I will not talk about conversations, but I can tell you that I would have loved to have many Chilean players who have been figures worldwide.
“In the past I took several: Salas, Rojas, Matías Fernández, Iturra, Moras; I have taken 7 or 8 Chilean players. I tried to take Aránguiz to West Ham, but he did not want to,” Pellegrini said.