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West Ham had move for Edouard Mendy ‘blocked’ last summer

West Ham had move for Edouard Mendy ‘blocked’ last summer

West Ham United almost had one of Europe’s goalkeepers on their books at the London Stadium this summer.

Edouard Mendy is highly-rated in France and has out in a number of very impressive performances with Reims.

The 26-year-old has conceded just 22 goals in his 24 matches for the Ligue One outfit, however, he could have been playing his football in the Premier League.

According to a report by Le Phoceen, journalist Gerard Kancel revealed Mendy almost joined The Hammers but Reims ‘blocked’ the move as they wanted to ensure they remained in the French top-flight.

“He had almost gone to West Ham last summer, but Reims has blocked to ensure maintenance in Ligue 1,” he said.

The Verdict:

Mendy is certainly an impressive goalkeeper and one that could have been a star for West Ham if he joined in the summer.

The 26-year-old has shown that he is capable of putting in a number of impressive performances, with Reims’ current Ligue One position just one way of showing how talented the shot-stopper is.

However, West Ham added Lukasz Fabianski in the transfer window and he has been an ever-present for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season as he continues to impress for the London Stadium outfit.

West Ham fans – thoughts?

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