Huge twist in West Ham and Spurs battle as player goes public with choice


There has been a major twist in the battle between West Ham and Spurs for Gianluca Scamacca’s best friend Davide Frattesi as the player makes his choice public.

A number of reports in recent months have claimed that West Ham and bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur are battling to sign Italian international midfielder Frattesi in January.

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, both Tottenham and the Hammers want the 23-year-old Sassuolo man.

Both David Moyes and Antonio Conte want to strengthen their respective central midfield ranks.


 

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Frattesi is on the radars of West Ham and Spurs ahead of January, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

But other Premier League clubs, including Man United and Brighton, are also said to be interested.

he is an exceptional talent and is an orthodox central midfielder by profession. But it can also operate in position number 10.

On the face of it, with Spurs in the Champions League, Moyes could have his work cut out for him to lure Frattesi to West Ham over their London rivals.

And given the contrasting form of both sides so far this season, many might think that Conte would be the favorite to land his compatriot.

There were hopes that Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca could help the Hammers beat Tottenham to the sensational signing as the pair are best friends.

But there has been a major twist in the battle between West Ham and Spurs for Scamacca’s best friend Frattesi as the player makes his choice public.

Frattesi could have played his last game for Sassuolo with Serie A not set to resume until January 4.

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But it looks like he won’t be joining West Ham, Tottenham or any of their Premier League rivals.

Because the player himself has spoken of his disappointment at not being able to return to Rome – where he went through the academy – in the summer.

And Frattesi has told Corriere dello Sport exclusively that he will return to Rome.

“After the disappointment of the summer, I will return to Roma, because for me the circle would be closed,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

The full interview will be published tomorrow and Football Italia claim the 23-year-old’s comments have dashed any hopes interested Premier League clubs may have of signing Frattesi.

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