Report: West Ham's Pedro Obiang attracting Champions League interest ahead of January

West Ham United's Pedro Obiang in action with Middlesbrough's George Friend

Sevilla are reportedly keen on West Ham ace Pedro Obiang.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Sevilla are interested in signing West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang, along with Fiorentina.

Obiang, 24, joined West Ham on a four-year deal from Sampdoria back in the summer of 2015, after the former Spain under-21 international had impressed in Italy.

West Ham United's Pedro Obiang in action with Middlesbrough's George FriendWest Ham United's Pedro Obiang in action with Middlesbrough's George Friend

Last term, Obiang struggled to get into Slaven Bilic's side on a regular basis, making just 11 Premier League starts as Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate established themselves as Bilic's first-choice central midfield partnerships.

After some suggestions that Obiang could leave over the summer, he has now become a key player in Bilic's 3-4-2-1 system, and has already made 10 Premier League starts this term.

West Ham's Pedro ObiangWest Ham's Pedro Obiang

His performances have earned major praise from West Ham fans, and it seems that his displays have also attracted some interest from other clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

Tutto Mercato Web report that La Liga side Sevilla are interested in signing Obiang, potentially offering him a return to Spain, having previously been on the books with Atletico Madrid.

Sevilla can offer Champions League football having made it out of the group stage earlier this month, but whether Obiang would be willing to trade in East London for Andalusia remains to be seen.

Having finally established himself as an important player under Bilic, West Ham won't want to sell Obiang without a fight, whilst the player himself will be looking to make the most of his chance in the first team by becoming a vital player for the Hammers.

It's added that Fiorentina were keen to land Obiang over the summer and are still tracking him, with the possibility of offering him a move back to Serie A having impressed so much with Sampdoria, meaning the Hammers may end up with a decision to make about the midfielder in January.

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