Dropping an update on live TV (via Football Daily), Sky Sports have come out with their own claims on West Ham’s pursuit of Paris-Saint Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
The Lowdown: Areola to Rush Green?
As reports keep growing, it appears more and more likely that Areola could well become West Ham’s first major summer signing this window.
The 28-year-old, who spent 2020/2021 on loan at Fulham, could be set for a move away from PSG this window as the Hammers also eye a new man between the sticks.
West Ham have extended current number one Lukasz Fabianski’s deal by one year but that hasn’t stopped them looking at possible competition for next season and, possibly, his eventual successor (football.london).
The Latest: Sky Sports drop live TV claim…
Speaking live on air, Sky Sports have now dropped their own update, backing claims that West Ham are currently in talks to sign Areola on a season-long loan with the option to buy.
“More breaking transfer news, we knew this would happen after the Euros, that things would ramp up in that respect, and it involves West Ham,” as explained on Sky Sports News (via FD).
“West Ham are in talks with Paris-Saint Germain over signing the goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
“This deal though would be a season-long loan with the option to make it permanent, Areola’s still got another two years on his deal at PSG, and West Ham’s number one for quite some time has been Lukasz Fabianski.
“This would certainly be competition, and maybe even, Areola would be coming as the number one.”
The Verdict: Great option, but not a priority…
News of West Ham’s talks to sign Areola could mean the goalkeeping department is about to be significantly bolstered, but it should it be David Moyes’ priority right now?
The Irons are lacking sufficient depth up front and it may cause issues, especially considering they’ll also be competing in the Europa League group stages.
Michail Antonio’s injury record last season highlights just how much Moyes needs more options up front, and we believe striking a deal for one of West Ham’s forward targets like Tammy Abraham or Roman Yaremchuk should be made first priority.
In other news: ‘No way’, ‘Absolutely amazing’, ‘Exactly what we need’…Many West Ham fans react as news surfaces, find out more here.
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