According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham United are interested in snapping up Pordenone goalkeeper Marco Meneghetti this summer as they pursue another young goalkeeper.
The Hammers have yet to secure their Premier League status for next season, and suffered another heavy defeat this afternoon, losing 4-1 away at relegation rivals Swansea City, following on from 3-1 and 4-1 away defeats at Brighton and Liverpool.
Manager David Moyes and West Ham’s recruitment staff may still be forming summer transfer window plans though, and another goalkeeper appears to be on the Hammers’ wish list.
Adrian has been Moyes’ first-choice, but with Joe Hart set to return to Manchester City at the end of his loan deal this summer, the Hammers may look to bring in more than one shot-stopper, with a young goalkeeper to develop certainly needed.
Now, Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that West Ham are plotting a move for Pordenone goalkeeper Marco Meneghetti, having already made his first-team debut at the age of just 17.
Meneghetti – born in 2001 – featured against Feralpisalo last month for his professional debut, and his early ascent appears to have attracted the attention of West Ham talent spotters.
Pordenone play in the third tier of Italian football, meaning he is something of an unknown right now, but West Ham may well view him as a talent who can be nurtured in their development squad.
With 18-year-old giant Rihards Matrevics on trial at Birmingham City this week, West Ham may well need to find a teenage goalkeeper to take his place – and Meneghetti could be one target for the role.