West Ham have been chasing a tonne of attacking talent this summer including Javier Pastore, Felipe Anderson and most recently Andriy Yarmolenko to name a few.
And Manuel Pellegrini is also keen to improve his options at the back. And having already added Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Lukasz Fabianski, the Chilean has since lined up a move for £13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Lascelles was arguably one of the best central defenders in the Premier League last season as he helped inspire his side to a 10th place finish, and would add much to West Ham’s backline.
The former Nottingham Forest man has shown himself to be a consistent defender and has become invaluable to Newcastle since arriving at St. James’ Park.
Take a look at West Ham supporters’ thoughts on Lascelles below…
Would be a magnificent signing. Should be an England international.
— Jake (@JacobLewisP) July 10, 2018
If West Ham weee serious about Lascelles you have to be coming correct with a bid….especially a talented English CB like him. I rate him highly. 20 mill is nothing…need to be dropping 35-40 mill if they really about that!
— Cess (@YouLoveCess) 10 July 2018
Being reported we’ve had a bid rejected for Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles…we are going in right direction
— HappyHammer72 (@h_hammer72) 10 July 2018
Lascelles agent is the same agent as many of the West Ham players & dealing a lot with at the minute!
— StephenSmith (@SuperSteve46) 10 July 2018
I’d love the lad but probs be a £35 mill job at least
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) July 10, 2018