West Ham’s forward lines have struggled this season, so it’s no surprise to see the Hammers regularly linked with attacking recruits.
Back in December, SportsWitness reported Slaven Bilic’s side were keen on South American striker Lucas Pratto, who played for Atletico-MG, but the forward ended up staying in Brazilian football and signed for Sao Paulo.
However, speaking to ESPN Brasil’s radio show ‘Resenha’ on Sunday, Pratto stated he’s keen to return to Europe- where he previously spent time with Italian outfit Genoa.
“Last year, and now in January, there were offers that didn’t reach Atlético-MG’s demands. But I’ll always want to return to Europe.”
“I’ve went too young, and I think maybe I took a wrong decision in coming back so early. Maybe I could have stayed for six more months and be loaned to another club in Europe.”
“But now I’m very happy with my career. It ended up being a good decision.”
“I’ll always want to return to Europe to play with the great players there, but I’m very happy here.”
At 28, Pratto is running out of time to make it in Europe but the Hammers could still hold an interest in the South American, having been linked to his services earlier this season.