West Ham Lead The Race To Sign Juventus Striker?

Chris Wright

26th, August 2010

ACCORDING to this morning’s Daily Mirror, West Ham have edged in front of Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Brom in the race to procure the signature of Juventus’ World Cup winning striker David Trezeguet.

Trezeguet has received plenty of offers after being told that he will be surplus to requirements at the Stadio Olimpico this season, with four teams in England and three in Spain already said to be bidding for his services.

The 32-year-old has already stated his intentions to finish his career in the MLS, but had expected to be able to see out the final year of his contract with Juventus before moving Stateside.

However, on finding out that his opportunities will be limited at the Italian side this term, it now seems that Trezeguet will seek a lucrative short-term deal elsewhere before joining his former international teammate Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls next season.

Trezeguet has always been a bit of a ‘paintbrush’ striker, in that he merely applies the finishing touches to moves that he’s usually had little to do with, but it’s a role he’s excelled in for the majority of his career.

Often frustrating, but frequently inspirational, I’m pretty sure he’s still got what it takes or one last swansong at the top.

Can you really see Trez being the marquee signing that West Ham owners Gold and Sullivan have been constantly crowing about since they took over? I’ve got to admit that Liverpool or Spain seem like more plausible options.