Should West Ham rekindle interest in Andrea Ranocchia?

Hull City's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates scoring their second goal

The Inter Milan man wants to remain in England and West Ham know what he can do.

Hull City's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates scoring their second goalHull City's Andrea Ranocchia celebrates scoring their second goal

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship despite a brave fight under manager Marco Silva.

The Portuguese had turned things around at the club but defeat at Crystal Palace last week saw them sent back to the second-tier after just one season back in the top-flight.

One of the key players in their resurgence has been Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia. Despite his recent mistake v Palace, his performances since arriving on loan from Inter Milan have been good for Hull and now he reportedly wants to stay in England.

According to Corriere dello Sport the Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has headed to London this week to find Ranocchia a club in England for next season - with Hull still a possibility despite relegation.

Italy's Andrea Ranocchia in action with England's Harry KaneItaly's Andrea Ranocchia in action with England's Harry Kane

But should West Ham rekindle their interest?

The Hammers were linked with a move for the 21-cap Italian international in January, before he headed to Hull. They know full well what he is capable of, after he scored the winning goal against them in a 2-1 Hull win in April.

Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia (l)Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia (l)

West Ham need new recruits at the back and Ranocchia has the ability and prestige necessary to fill the void for the Hammers.

The 29-year-old has shown he has what it takes in the Premier League and West Ham would be bringing in a solid performer with his recruitment.

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