West Ham eyeing move for Carlos Sanchez

The Daily Mirror is reporting that West Ham are in talks with Fiorentina over the signing of Colombian international, Carlos Sanchez.

Defensive unit

Sanchez began his senior career River Plate before transferring to French side Valenciennes in 2007 for a fee of around £1.08 million.

Sanchez went on to play 190 games for Valenciennes, in which he scored 10 and assisted seven.

After a loan spell with Spanish side Elche CF, in which he made 31 appearances, Sanchez would eventually leave Valenciennes for Aston Villa in 2013 for around £5.4 million.

Sanchez played 56 games for Villa, scoring one and assisting one in that time.

The 32-year-old would then sign for current club Fiorentina in 2017 on a permanent basis after spending the 2016/17 season on loan there.

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Sanchez has since made 52 appearances for Fiorentina, during which he scored two and assisted one.

Now, however, Sanchez could be set for a return to English football as West Ham look to reinforce their centre defensive mid spot.

Manuel Pellegrini

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 11: The Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini poses with the Premier League trophy at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Big spenders

So far West Ham have added seven players to their squad this summer.

West Ham broke their transfer record when they signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a fee of around £34.2m.

The Hammers also splashed the cash on Issa Diop from Toulouse and Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for whom they paid £22.5m and £18m respectably.

Pellegrini was also able to secure the signings of Lukas Fabianski from Swansea for a fee of around £7.2m, Fabián Balbuena from Corinthians for around £3.6m, Ryan Fredericks on a free and Jack Wilshere on a free.

And despite all of these top signings West Ham could well be set to add a few more names before the window shuts.

One of which could well be Sanchez.

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