Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has now shared some behind-the-scenes talks at West Ham United.
The Lowdown: Moyes steps it up…
The Scotsman failed to upgrade his ranks with fresh additions in January and his side just missed out on a 2022/2023 spot in the Europa League to Manchester United.
Four departures have already been confirmed as Moyes sets his sights on refreshing the squad and whilst finding new and improved replacements.
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The Latest: Romano shares big Areola update…
Romano, taking to Twitter, has shared a big Hammers update from behind-the-scenes as they eye a permanent deal for Paris-Saint Germain loanee Alphonse Areola.
The journalist claims West Ham are ‘planning’ to trigger his buy-option and ‘new’ in-house talks with the player’s representatives are imminent.
“West Ham are prepared to pay €9m fee for Alphonse Areola. Buy option clause is expected to be triggered as West Ham are planning with Areola as goalkeeper.
New direct contact with his agents will take place this week.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Areola, despite a lack of game time behind Lukasz Fabianski in the top flight, has proved a more-than capable deputy to the Pole in cup competitions.
Some of his brilliant European performances on the road to West Ham’s semi-final last season perhaps sum up why it is imperative they seal a permanent move.
The 29-year-old already knows Rush Green and comes as a ready-made heir to Fabianski, making this deal a real no-brainer.
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