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West Ham handed boost as January transfer suitors for midfield star identify replacement

According to Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport, Serie A outfit Fiorentina will go after the signature of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Romain Saiss should they fail to land West Ham’s Pedro Obiang.

The Spaniard has been integral to the Hammers’ midfield since arriving from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015, and losing him would be a huge blow given the quality he brings to the table.

Obiang, 25, has a contract that runs until 2022, but it hasn’t stopped suitors from coming after him, as Inter Milan have also been linked with a move this window, while Sevilla and Everton are known to be great admirers of his.

The midfield powerhouse has played 20 Premier League games this term, coming off the bench just twice and shipping in 2 goals – including a goal-of-the-season contender and screamer against Tottenham last month.

Obiang has continued to grow in leaps and bounds in the West Ham shirt and can be expected to even become better going forward as he approaches his prime.

The former Spain youth international is one of the most underrated players in the English topflight, and having him until the foreseeable future remains a huge boost to the east Londoners.