Flocking to Twitter, these West Ham United fans have voiced their opinions on a transfer update involving Paris-Saint Germain keeper Alphonse Areola.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to east London over these past few days, with Foot Mercato originally breaking news of a possible loan-to-buy deal in the works.
Areola spent the 2020/2021 season on loan at Fulham in the Premier League and drew praise from ex-Cottagers boss Scott Parker, who called him ‘exceptional’ (football.london).
West Ham have also been tipped to target new shot stoppers this summer despite agreeing an extension for current number one Lukasz Fabianski, with Sam Johnstone previously mentioned as a target (football.london).
Now, L’Equipe have brought an update on West Ham’s pursuit of Areola, claiming they have indeed entered negotiations for the shot stopper.
However, while the Irons want a loan with the option to buy, PSG are eager to secure his straight summer sale.
Flocking to this update, which one Irons fan called ‘amazing’, other supporters also dropped a variety of takes on social media.
While some are mixed on West Ham’s approach to loan rather than buy, there are a handful of Hammers fans who are very eager to see Areola come to east London regardless.
West Ham fans flock to Areola update
“this is amazing but if anything we should try to compromise with an obligation… everyone knows how good he is”
“Hope it’s true, this shows clever business and real intent. If I remember rightly Moyes spoke of him during the season or when we played Fulham.”
“Hopefully they accept a loan to buy deal for the right buyout or they give us a price we will pay”
“With Europa League fixtures, I’m a big fan of this signing. Although West Ham are probably more desperate for a midfielder and a striker, Areola could be our starting keeper for the next few years after Fab is gone. Plus he did really well with Fulham last season”
“Loan with an option to buy… classic Sullivan”
“Just buy him outright, he could be our number 1 for many years to come”
In other news: ‘I beg you’, ‘Please sign him’…West Ham fans plead for ‘crazy bargain’ after update, find out more here.
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