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West Ham United and Leicester City are reportedly showing interest in AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to an Italian outlet. Calciomercato.
Diawara joined Roma in the summer of 2019 from his Serie A teammate Napoli. In his first season, he played a pretty big role, starting in 19 games when I Giallorossi finished fifth.
However, this season he has found himself on the sidelines, playing just 118 league minutes so far. Coach Paulo Fonseca has generally favored players like Jordan Veretout, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Gonzalo Villar.
And now it seems that the Guinean midfielder will soon be leaving the Stadio Olimpico, with Calciomercato reporting that Premier League teams West Ham United and Leicester City are interested.
Both parties are off to a brilliant start to the new campaign. The Hammers are in fifth place after having won three at the top, while Leicester is one point ahead in fourth place, although they lost a chance to reach the top of the league on Monday when they lost at home to the newcomer. promoted Fulham.
West Ham is pretty stacked at the defensive midfield position, as it has Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble. However, Noble is now 33, while Rice is constantly linked with big money moves out of London Stadium.
Meanwhile, a switch to the Foxes also seems somewhat odd, given that they have Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, and Hamza Choudhury in their books. Brendan Rodgers often operates in a 3-4-3 formation with only one defensive midfielder, so bringing in a fourth seems illogical.
However, if either party made an offer for the 23-year-old in January, it is estimated that they would need to invest approximately £ 18 million to acquire his services.