Cristian Pavon's reported buy-out clause surely kills dream signing hopes for West Ham

Angel Di Maria of Argentina celebrates scoring his side's first goal with team mate Cristian Pavon during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at...

West Ham United were credited with an interest in the Argentine last month.

Cristian Pavon of Boca Juniors celebrates after winning the Superliga 2017

According to a report from Spanish media outlet AS, Boca Juniors star Cristian Pavon has a new €42.5 million (£37.5 million) buy-out clause inserted into his contract with the Argentinian club, surely making a move to West Ham now extremely unlikely.

Teamtalk reported last month that the Hammers were interested in signing the 22-year-old winger, with Manuel Pellegrini thought to be keen on adding further quality to his wide attacking department.

Having already spent big on a plethora of new signings, however, it is hard to envisage a scenario where West Ham would be able to meet Pavon's reported new buy-out clause.

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Whilst the Argentina international would certainly add both depth and quality to the Hammers' squad, it could be argued that he would now be an unnecessary signing, following Andriy Yarmolenko's arrival at the London Stadium.

Boca Juniors' forward Cristian Pavon (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Chacarita Juniors during their Argentina First Division Superliga football match at La Bombonera stadium in...

Pellegrini is undoubtedly determined to usher in a new era of success at West Ham, but he needs to be patient and realistic with his signings.

Pavon is an exciting talent, but £37.5 million is a lot of money for a totally unproven commodity in the Premier League.

The Hammers will be best served in avoiding the Argentine.

Boca Juniors' forward Cristian Pavon celebrates after Belgrano's goalkeeper Lucas Acosta scored an own goal during their Argentine First Division Superliga football match at La Bombonera...

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