Speaking live on Sky Sports (via Football Daily), journalist Dharmesh Sheth has shared the very latest on West Ham United and their attempts to seal goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal from Paris-Saint Germain.
The Lowdown: West Ham prepare…
David Moyes will be looking to build upon his team’s brilliant run to the Europa League semi-finals last term whilst maintaining their place among the Premier League‘s elite.
West Ham narrowly missed out on another place in the Europa League for next season, falling just short to Manchester United on the final day of 2021/22, with Moyes and co having to settle for a place in the Europa Conference League.
As they gear up for what looks set to be an interesting 2022/23 season, it is believed that the east Londoners have closed in on their first major signing this summer in Rennes star Nayef Aguerd, as per Fabrizio Romano.
The Latest: Areola agreement also ‘being worked on’…
Amid the Morocco international’s pending arrival, it is also believed that West Ham are working on an agreement to seal loanee goalkeeper Areola on a permanent deal.
Speaking to Sky Sports (via Football Daily), Sheth explained: “You’ll remember last summer they signed Areola from PSG, on loan, with the option to buy for £11 million.
“Now it’s likely they will trigger that option once personal terms are finalised with Areola. The one sticking point at the moment is that there are a couple of other clubs starting to show a bit of an interest in Areola.
“But, I think West Ham do remain hopeful of getting a deal over the line. So Aguerd looks like it’s happening, Areola being worked on.”
Which striker should West Ham sign?
The Verdict: Get it done…
The 29-year-old pulled off some memorable performances during West Ham’s run in Europe last season and Moyes may well have a ready-made heir for the ageing Fabianski if the Hammers can finalise a permanent deal.
An outlay of £11m could be a shrewd investment on GSB’s part, and we believe that sealing Areola on a permanent basis is a must.
In other news: ‘Keep being told’ – ExWHUemployee says West Ham are eyeing a ‘sensational’ player move, find out more here
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