In a recent interview with Tuttomercatoweb, Armand Laurienté’s agent, Roberto Meloni revealed that West Ham United were showing interest in the Sassuolo winger last summer. Meloni said,
“Bayer Leverkusen liked him instead of Diaby. Then there was interest from Tottenham and it is no mystery that Giuntoli likes him, if he had stayed at Napoli… In the Premier League there was an attempt by West Ham, but he wants to get to an important level, preferring a second season at Sassuolo to confirm himself. He’s growing well with Dionisi, he’s getting on very well. Of course, next year he is on the list of departures with offers of a high level.”
Lauriente’s Decent Form In Italian Football This Season
The 24-year-old is having a decent campaign at the Italian club as he has put in a couple of impressive displays on the left side of their attack. Lauriente has scored one goal and picked up one assist in six matches for his current employers this season across various competitions.
The French wide player has been a reliable performer in the final third based on his average of 2.6 shots, 1.8 key passes and 2.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A football. He has also been accurate when distributing possession in the opponent’s half after making 81.1% of his attempted passes in the Italian first division (stats via whoscored).
Should West Ham United Boss David Moyes Go Back In For Lauriente?
Lauriente is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet and can create a few inviting chances for his teammates on the attacking end of the field. He can strike the ball with power from long range and can chip in by scoring and creating a few important goals for his team.
However, the French sensation has to find a way to improve his productivity in front of the opponent’s goal. Furthermore, there are some concerns over whether he would make a smooth transition to life in Premier League football.
Still, there is no denying that Lauriente would have enhanced the quality of West Ham‘s attack. Hence, David Moyes should consider going back in for him when the transfer window reopens at the start of January.
At 24, Lauriente has got a bright future ahead and could be a success story at the London Stadium in the long run.