Speaking to Sky Sports, via Football Daily, reporter Dharmesh Sheth has unveiled more West Ham United transfer news involving goalkeeper Paris-Saint Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and another name.
The Lowdown: West Ham in Areola talks…
As per a previous update by Sky, via Football Daily, West Ham are indeed in talks to sign Areola with the terms believed to be a season-long loan including the option to buy.
The Hammers have been targeting new shot stoppers despite tying down Lukasz Fabianski with a one-year extension at the London Stadium (football.london).
Bringing more news on West Ham’s hunt for new keepers, Sheth has now made a live TV claim.
The Latest: West Ham have held ‘a couple’ of talks…
According to the reporter, Areola remains West Ham’s primary goalkeeping target with talks ongoing, but the Irons also made another bid.
Indeed, GSB allegedly lodged a £6 million bid to sign West Bromwich Albion ace Sam Johnstone, with Moyes and co now turning to Areola.
“A couple of talks regarding potential arrivals,” he explained on Sky (via FD).
“They’ve had a bid rejected, we believe to be around £6m by West Brom for their keeper Sam Johnstone.
“I’ve been told today that West Ham’s primary target remains the PSG keeper Alphonse Areola, talks are continuing with PSG over a loan with an option to buy.
“But it is clear that West Ham United are in the market for a goalkeeper.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
As the new season looms and so to a campaign competing in the Europa League, West Ham need to strengthen in priority areas as soon as possible.
While between the sticks is arguably not as big of an issue as up front, where the depth is minimal, the club will want to wrap up this move and turn their attention to other priorities.
West Ham also want to reinforce their central defensive options after the departure of Fabian Balbuena and it is imperative that the club start getting some business done.
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