Report: Arsenal and West Ham interested in Roma’s Mattia Destro

AS Roma striker Mattia Destro is reportedly being targeted by Premier League duo Arsenal and West Ham United.

Arsenal and West Ham United are interested in signing Mattia Destro from AS Roma this summer, according to

It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that the Italy international striker does not feature in Roma’s plans for the 2015-16 campaign.

The 24-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at the Serie A outfit during the recently concluded 2014-15 season and was sent out on loan to AC Milan in the January transfer window.

According to, Destro wants to remain in Italy, but the clubs who are willing to sign him - Fiorentina, Milan, Sampdoria, Bologna and Torino - all want him on loan and not on a permanent contract.

West Ham and Arsenal have also shown interest in the striker, according to the report, and both the London clubs are willing to recruit him on a permanent deal.

Good signing?

Destro is 24 years of age and has potential, and he could be a good addition at the right price.

However, the Italian is not the type of striker that Arsenal need at the moment. The Gunners need someone who scores goals regularly, Destro is not that prolific.

The former Siena man scored three goals and created as many chances in 14 Serie A appearances for Milan in 2014-15.

In 16 league matches for Roma in the recently concluded season, Destro could score just five goals and created only three chances.

During the 2013-14 campaign, the Italian scored 13 goals and created 11 chances in 20 league matches, while in 2012-13 he scored six goals and created 20 chances in 21 Serie A games.

Destro could be a good signing for West Ham, but the Hammers should not spend too much on him.

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