Why Pedro Obiang should stay at West Ham amidst interest from Atalanta
According to Calciomercato, Serie A club Atalanta are interested in signing West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang. The report further states that the Hammers star was close to joining an Italian club earlier. The Spaniard played for Sampdoria before joining the east London club in 2015.
As per the information, Atalanta are not satisfied with the options they have in the midfield. This is probably why they are at 17th in the Serie A table, much below than their usual expectations. It looks like the La Dea see Obiang as the midfield enforcer they need in order to improve their bad start to the season.
However, the 26-year-old should stay at the London stadium and continue playing well for West Ham. Here’s why:
Obiang staying good for both parties
The former Spain U21 international has been a part of the Premier League narrative since joining West Ham in 2015 for £4.3m. Having played for the Hammers 93 times thus far, he has gained some much-needed experience to succeed in Europe’s most intense league.
This season, the 26-year-old has been regularly featuring in the midfield under the new management of Manuel Pellegrini. It could be partly because Jack Wilshere is injured, but take nothing away from the talent that Obiang possesses.
On the evidence of his performances this season, it is clear that he is enjoying football under the new manager. Pellegrini is a type of boss who likes to help his players grow in due course of time. The Chilean is vastly experience with an honour of winning of the Premier League with Manchester City.
He does seem to know how to make players perform better in a league which is unforgiving, week in week out. Hence, is the case for Obiang to stay at the club and learn more to become a better player.
After all, the Spaniard has a chance to spend loads of time on the training field with a manager who has won the toughest league in Europe. Pellegrini’s know-how of the game is just so good that any player would love to work with him.
To sum up, it is quite clear that the 26-year-old would be better off staying at West Ham to play football. This would surely be a good choice for his future.