Why West Ham over Everton could be the ideal destination for this 26-year-old Serie A star

Why West Ham over Everton could be the ideal destination for Gian Marco Ferrari

Sassuolo’s Gianmarco Ferrari is reportedly on the radar of a few English Premier League teams, including the likes of West Ham and Everton. The 26-year-old defender, who was on loan with Sampdoria for the 2017-18 season, might not be keen to return to Sassuolo after attracting attention from the English top-flight.

Everton and West Ham have appointed new managers and they must bolster their teams. To that end, a move for Ferrari could benefit both teams.

Let’s take a look at the two clubs and analyse as to which one would be the ideal destination for the Italian defender.

West Ham United

Manuel Pellegrini has brought in a wave of excitement at West Ham. The Chilean has made quite a few important signings so far but the club will need more if they are to make it to Europe next season.

The defence, in particular, was a weak link for the Hammers over the last year. Now, Jose Fonte has been sold to Chinese outfit Dalian Yifang and Declan Rice is too young to play a full campaign.

Angelo Ogbonna and Winston Reid are the only established centre-back options but both of them are on the wrong side of 30. Thus, it’s a no-brainer that West Ham still need defensive reinforcements before starting the upcoming season.


Quite like West Ham, Everton have a number of centre-backs with the likes of Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka, Mason Holgate and Ashley Williams.

However, they could add a new defender to their ranks. Mangala’s loan is over and the club should replace him with a new signing, which explains their interest in Ferrari.

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Marco Silva

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Although both the clubs are keen on the defender, West Ham United seem like the ideal destination for Ferrari. With Pellegrini at the helm, the Hammers are in for a bright future.

And surely a player of the Italian’s calibre would work wonders for a new-look West Ham side next season. Pellegrini seems to need Ferrari more than Everton and the player fits the profile perfectly.

Written by Shorya Panwar

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