Romano Confirms West Ham Have “Concrete Interest” In 11 Goal Argentinian Ace But He Could Cost £34M

West Ham have shown “concrete interest” in signing Juventus winger Matias Soule, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Writing in his Daily Briefing column, Romano said the Argentinian Under 23 international may cost the Hammers up to €40m (£34m) if they do press ahead with an offer for the player:

“Matias Soule is attracting concrete interest from West Ham and others but no formal bid yet, so Soule could be one to watch in terms of exits.”

“Juventus want around €40m to let Soule leave the club, so it won’t be an easy negotiation between clubs… but for sure there’s [a] lot of interest around Europe, including at least 4-5 clubs from abroad. It’s an open race, but West Ham are keen.”

Other teams are interested in Soule

As Romano mentioned, there are four to five teams currently trying to snap up the 21-year-old. It is believed that at least three of those are Premier League sides.

In addition to West Ham, it has been reported that both Leicester City and Crystal Palace are also weighing up potential bids for Soule.

What do West Ham fans need to know about the forward?

The Argentine came through the ranks at Velez Sarsfield before making the switch to Juve in the 2020 January transfer window. He made his senior debut for the Bianconeri in November 2021, coming on as a late substitute during a 2-0 win over Salernitana.

Soule made 21 appearances for the first team in total, scoring his first goal against Sampdoria in March last year. He was then loaned out to another Serie A team, Frosinone, last August.

The winger had a very impressive campaign, scoring 11 goals and providing 3 assists in 39 appearances. He prefers to play off the right flank, cutting in onto his stronger left foot. Considering West Ham already have Jarrod Bowen and Luis Guilherme who prefer to play there, it is somewhat of a surprise that Soule is being pursued by the Irons.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.