Hammers target hits out on twitter

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 19th July 2017

West Ham target Keita Balde has lashed out at his current club Lazio after he was left out of the team for a friendly against Triestina.

The highly-sought-after goalscorer took to social media this afternoon to express his dismay after being left out of Simone Inzaghi's side for the pre-season clash.

"I am here!" he wrote on his twitter time line. "Always ready to prove my worth and my professionalism. But now the club has decided not to play me..."

West Ham have secretly been courting the 22-year-old striker - who counts Hammers Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate as personal friends - for several weeks, but only in recent days was it made apparent that Balde may be interested in a move to London.

That is understood to have prompted a fresh approach from the club, who are understood to have tabled a fresh bid for Balde as a result.

Despite West Ham's interest, Inter remain favourites to land the Lazio star. Whether or not the Italian giants are prepared to offer him regular first team football, a condition of any potential transfer, remains to be seen.

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