The Lowdown: West Ham medical
As per Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth, the 26-year-old underwent his first part of his medical at the London Stadium on Wednesday ahead of his proposed move to the Hammers from Rennes.
He is expected to do the second part today, although the Magpies are also thought to be interested in his signature.
The Latest: Newcastle hijack?
Taking to Twitter, ExWHUemployee has revealed that a ‘source’ of theirs have said that Newcastle are now ‘trying to hijack’ the Irons’ deal for Aguerd.
The West Ham insider outlined: “My source said Newcastle are trying to “hijack” our deal.”
The Verdict: Botman alternative?
Newcastle have been strongly linked with a move for Sven Botman this summer, but they may find a suitable alternative in fellow Ligue 1 centre-back Aguerd.
The latter actually won more aerial duels per game in the French top flight than the Lille star last season and also averaged more passes at a higher success rate, earning a 6.88 average match rating by WhoScored, better than Botman’s 6.83.
Should Newcastle sign Aguerd?
Also, Aguerd is 26 years of age, so the Tynesiders would be buying a player who is about to enter his prime, if they can capture him from under West Ham’s noses.
In other news, find out who NUFC have now made ‘approaches’ to sign
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