Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United could do worse than to sign 20-goal La Liga striker Borja Iglesias.

Borja Iglesias has wished his ‘special uncle’ Roberto Jimenez well at West Ham United. But the prolific striker has played down the notion of joining his former Espanyol teammate at the London Stadium in an interview with La Voz de Galicia.

Experienced goalkeeper Roberto became West Ham’s first signing of what promises to be a busy transfer window a few weeks ago, bringing an end to three years in Catalonia.

The 33-year-old is hardly the only Periquitos player who has been linked with a move away from the RCDE Stadium of late, however. Iglesias too appears to have attracted plenty of Premier League interest after scoring 20 goals in his first season as an Espanyol player.

El Desmarque claimed in May that the long-time Celta Vigo reserve was keen on a move to England, although any interested party would have to trigger a £24 million release-clause.

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Iglesias, however, is not aware of any potential move to West Ham as things stand.

“(Roberto) took care of me as if he were a little brother to him. He’s a special uncle for me. I am very fond of him and I wish him well,” Iglesias said, before being asked whether there was a ‘two-for-one’ agreement in place to take him to West Ham.

“In principle nothing. Nothing like that.”

West Ham could certainly do worse than to sign a player like Iglesias.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are scouring the market for a prolific centre-forward with Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez expected to be followed out of the exit door by Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic this summer.

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