West Ham have tabled a £36million bid to sign Marseille forward Florian Thauvin, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Italian news outlet claims that the Hammers have also included Javier Hernandez as a makeweight in the player-plus-cash deal as they aim to sign the 26-year-old former Newcastle flop.
Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has recently reported on Sky Sports News [July 9, 07:28pm] that Marseille want £50million for the France international and have already offered him to West Ham.
West Ham announced on Wednesday that Chicharito will wear the number nine shirt for them next season, so why would they do that and then offer him out as a deal in exchange for Thauvin? It doesn’t make sense. While Thauvin has done really well at Marseille in the last few years, he is not someone that West Ham should be looking to sign, simply based on his spell at Newcastle. Last season saw Thauvin score 18 goals and supply nine assists in 37 appearances across all competitions. While those numbers are good, some players just do not suit the game in England and Thauvin is a good example of that. Yes, he’s a good player in Ligue 1. However in the Premier League for Newcastle he was awful as he scored one goal in 16 total appearances for the North-East club. If he was available for less than £20million then it might be worth risking to see if he’s improved by leaps and bounds at Marseille. If not, he should be given a wide berth.