Many fans of West Ham United have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relayed ExWHUemployee’s claim that the Hammers are interested in a summer move for Alphonse Areola.
Since arriving at Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan deal last September, Areola has impressed over his 32 Premier League appearances for Scott Parker’s side, with the 28-year-old helping the Cottagers to keep nine clean sheets, as well as averaging a SofaScore match rating of 6.96 – ranking him as the club’s sixth-best performer in the top flight.
Seemingly as a result of his fine displays, ExWHUemployee recently claimed on The West Ham Way podcast that David Moyes’ side are keeping a very close eye on the France international ahead of the summer transfer window, with reports suggesting that the shot-stopper could be available for around £20m at the end of the season.
After West Ham Central relayed Ex’s claim on Twitter, numerous fans of West Ham flocked to have their say on the matter, with many seeming delighted at the prospect of their club making a move for the “brilliant” Areola this summer.
Would signing Areola for £20m be a good deal for West Ham?
So, what did these West Ham fans have to say in reaction to ExWHUemployee’s claim regarding Alphonse Areola?
“Hope so, he is a brilliant keeper.”
“All day long! Would love us to go for Andersen as well.”
“Even though I wouldn’t replace Fabianski anytime soon if Areola was available on a loan I’d have to do it. I really like him.”
“100% – brilliant signing. Our GK spot would be sorted for years.”
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