Jonathan Biabiany is a well-traveled footballer. The 28 year-old Frenchman has played for Inter Milan, Chievo, Modena, Parma, and Sampdoria. He signed for Inter as a youth player and despite playing for Inter on three different occasions, most of his time as a professional footballer was spent as a player for Parma before the club declared bankruptcy in the spring of 2015, with his most successful season coming in 2013-14 when he appeared 38 times in all competitions scoring seven goals.
After appearing for Inter 24 times in the 2015-16 season, he has yet to feature in Serie A this year for the club, only appearing three times during the Europa League campaign. Since he appears to be surplus to requirements at Inter, speculation has grown that he will be on the move. When Italian football site Calcio Mercato posted on Instragram a graphic with odds on where Biabiany might be headed, he turned some heads by commenting “West Ham” as a possible destination.
Now, in an interview with the same site, Biabiany’s agent, Davide Bega, has continued to add fuel to the English fire. When asked about West Ham United, his agent confirmed that Biabiany “likes the London Club”. The agent also claimed that he was in talks for a loan move in January to Chelsea, but that the deal fell through because of timing.
While it is nice to see a player come out and say that they would like to come play for the club, West Ham is currently crowded at winger, with André Ayew, Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio, and Sofaine Feghouli already playing for the club. In fact, Ayew’s return from the African Cup of Nations already creating something of a selection headache for Slaven Bilić. We’ll see how this story works itself out in the summer, but for right now it’s all a lot of speculation.