West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini wants South American style at the club and will make a move for Sevilla midfielder Joaquin Correa this summer, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The Hammers have already secured deals of Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks during the transfer window, with more new faces expected to arrive over the next two months.
West Ham have been hit with the bad news that Manuel Lanzini is set to miss the start of the new season after the creative midfielder injured his cruciate ligaments will on international duty with Argentina.
As such, adding invention and creativity to the Hammers ranks could well be something Pellegrini aims to achieve before the window closes.
West Ham’s links to Correa are ambitious given the 23-year-old’s place on the books of Spanish side Sevilla and growing importance at the La Liga club.
Having moved from Estudiantes in his homeland to Italian side Sampdoria, the South American has spent the last two seasons with Sevilla and impressed domestically and on the continent.
West Ham fans will hope the club can conduct its busy early this summer and adding impressive players such as Correa would instil confidence heading into a new campaign.