West Ham make approach for Lazio outcast Acerbi – report

West Ham have reportedly emerged to explore a possible move for transfer listed Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi.  

The 34-year-old Italian centre back handed in a transfer request at the start of the summer after an incredibly difficult year in the Italian capital. Acerbi struggled to adapt to Maurizio Sarri’s system in Rome and he didn’t respond well to the criticism, doing a ‘shh’ gesture to the fans when celebrating a goal. The incident caused a rift to form between player and fans, something that still hasn’t dissipated.

As reported by La Lazio Siamo Noi, West Ham recently emerged to inquire about Acerbi’s situation at Lazio and understand the margins of a possible deal. 

The Italy international did not respond to the request, however, as he’d prefer to stay in Italy for the final years of his career. Acerbi clearly wants to join Simone Inzaghi’s Inter and turned down approaches from both Monza and Torino in recent weeks.

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