Moyes has previously been aware of him.
A versatile new player that David Moyes wanted back in 2018 is reportedly someone that West Ham is interested in signing.
News on West Ham transfers
The Hammers made a lot of money this summer from transfers, including the acquisition of several new players and the sale of Declan Rice, who signed a lucrative contract to join Arsenal. Since then, Moyes’ team has had a rocky start to the Premier League season, sparking concerns about the manager’s long-term future.
Last month, there were rumors that West Ham might even fire Moore; however, his two victories before the international break and his elimination of Arsenal from the EFL Cup may have bought him some time. Even a rumored altercation between Moyes and technical director Tim Steidten was reported, but it appears that preparations are being made in advance of the January transfer window.
Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich, Dominic Solanke of AFC Bournemouth, and Albert Gudmundsson of Genoa have all lately been connected to moves to the London Stadium. Now, a player that Moore and West Ham were hoping to sign back in 2018 in what could have been a record deal has surfaced.
A report from Italy claims that West Ham is one of the teams expressing interest in Bryan Cristante of AS Roma. According to the update, the player may leave the Jose Mourinho-managed Italian giants if any team makes an offer of about €30 million for him in January. The player is also interested in joining Premier League rivals Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Bryan Cristante’s biography
After spending time on loan at Atalanta in 2019, Cristante, who is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also play as a center-back when necessary, joined AS Roma permanently. The Italian, who is out of contract with his club employers in 2027, was a member of the EURO 2020 winning squad and is currently valued at €20 million by Transfermarkt. (Transfermarkt: Bryan Cristante’s profile)
Throughout his career, the 28-year-old has played as a center-back, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, and central midfielder for Roma, making 244 appearances in all competitions. (Transfermarkt: Bryan Cristante’s statistics)
Journalist Josh Bunting praised Cristante for a “unbelievable” goal he scored, and Italy’s head coach Luciano Spalletti also praised Cristante:
For instance, Cristantante is performing brilliantly and possesses the physicality necessary to open a match. He can be a huge asset to his midfield teammates. These days, football’s fundamental component is physicality.
Thus, if the Scot finally gets his man six years ahead of Spurs and Villa, Cristante could provide Moyes’ team with a flexible and experienced option for the second half of the season and beyond, making this one to watch.