Report: West Ham United interested in Borja Iglesias

Borja Iglesias of RCD Espanyol celebrates winning a UEFA Europa League position next season at the end of the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Sociedad at RCDE Stadium on May 18,...

West Ham United are reportedly interested in Borja Iglesias of Espanyol.

Borja Iglesias of RCD Espanyol celebrates with his team mates winning a UEF Europa League position next season at the end of the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Sociedad at...

According to Marca, West Ham United are interested in signing Borja Iglesias from Espanyol in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Hammers are looking at Iglesias after missing out on Maxi Gomez to Valencia.

The 26-year-old striker reportedly has a release clause of €28 million (£25.19m).

 

Stats

Iglesias had a good season on a personal level for Espanyol during the 2018-19 campaign.

According to WhoScored, the 26-year-old striker made 35 starts and two substitute appearances in La Liga for Espanyol last season, scoring 17 goals and providing three assists in the process.

Borja Iglesias of RCD Espanyol strikes the ball during the La Liga match between CD Leganes and RCD Espanyol at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on May 12, 2019 in Leganes, Spain.

Friendship with Roberto Jimenez

Interestingly, Iglesias is good friends with Roberto Jimenez, who joined West Ham earlier this summer on a free transfer after leaving Espanyol.

Following Jimenez’s move to the Hammers, Iglesias wished him the best of luck and described the 33-year-old goalkeeper as a "special uncle”, as quoted in La Voz de Galicia (click here to read more).

West Ham will be aiming to challenge for the Premier League top six next season.

Roberto Jimenez of RCD Espanyol looks on prior to the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and RCD Espanyol at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 29, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

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