Report: West Ham reignite interest in Pedro Obiang as possible Song alternative

Sampdoria fans at Marassi Stadium

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang again.

According to Italian website Sport Mediaset, West Ham are making another move to sign Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang.

The Hammers have won two of the last 13 games, but ended a run of seven games without a win with a 1-0 victory over Sunderland last weekend.

Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to leave Upton Park at the end of the season, meaning a new boss would come in ahead of the summer transfer window.

Despite that uncertainty, West Ham continue to be linked with new signings - and the latest piece of speculation involves a familiar name.

Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang was linked with a move to East London as recently as November, but no January bid materialised from the Hammers.

However, Sport Mediaset believe that West Ham are once again interested in signing Obiang this summer, as they start to make plans for life without Alex Song.

The Barcelona loanee has endured a tough second half of the season, and looks unlikely to stay at West Ham in the long-term amid recent reports from the Daily Mail.

Obiang, 22, is a similarly athletic midfielder, and whilst he was allowed to leave Atletico Madrid in 2008, he's forged a great career in Italy so far.

As another transfer window approaches, it seems that Obiang is once again a name that West Ham fans should be keeping an eye on.

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