West Ham United are in talks with multiple ‘out of favour’ players at big clubs over potential loan deals, according to ExWHUemployee.
West Ham have made three signings so far this summer ahead of what may be another hectic European campaign.
They’ve spent £31.5million on Rennes centre-back Nayef Aguerd, £9.59million on Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes and £8.37million on goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (via Transfermarkt).
Their imminent move for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca is about to take their spending to around the £85million mark, and they’ve yet to bank any money from sales.
ExWHUemployee, writing on his Patreon page (via West Ham News) lifted the lid on the negotiations and the profile of the players involved.
“Talks remain ongoing for a couple of loan deals,” he wrote.
“Some of the players are out of favour at bigger clubs and looking to kickstart their career.”
West Ham have previous for doing these kind of deals.
In the summer of 2021, they brought in Areola from Paris Saint-Germain, with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas competing for the no. 1 spot and severely restricting his opportunities.
Only a matter of months earlier, they had temporarily signed Jesse Lingard from Manchester United after he watched the first half of the campaign from the sidelines at Old Trafford.
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Areola has since joined permanently, but Lingard returned to Man. United before sealing a move to Nottingham Forest as a free agent.
And so it will be intriguing to see who the loan targets are, and whether West Ham are able to negotiate an option or obligation to buy.
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