Alphonse Areola is keen to get his permanent move to West Ham United wrapped up as soon as possible this summer.
That’s according to a report from Italian website TMW who claim that Areola has really enjoyed his time with the Hammers so far.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper currently earns £120k-a-week and the Hammers have an option to buy him for £10 million in the summer (The Daily Mail).
David Moyes has utilised the Frenchman primarily as our cup keeper this season. He has played second fiddle to Lukasz Fabianski in the league but it’s clear to see that he is being primed to take over from the Pole as West Ham’s number one goalkeeper next term.
There have been concerns that the 6ft 5in stopper’s wages could scupper a move to the London Stadium.
It seems as though West Ham and Areola could be set to reach a compromise, however.
Gianluca Di Marzio recently claimed that the Hammers will agree a deal to sign Areola on a permanent basis soon.
However, as time goes on, nothing appears to be actually close. There is some good news for West Ham fans though…
Areola wants permanent West Ham move
TMW reckon that the French World Cup winner is keen to get his permanent move to the London Stadium done and dusted. That’s in spite of being predominantly our number two goalkeeper last season.
David Moyes would be mad not to want the 29-year-old as his number one stopper next term.
£10 million for the French stopper is truly outstanding business. He could be our number one goalkeeper for the next eight years or so.
Surely we have to get this one done as soon as possible, even if it means paying the Frenchman a huge salary.
The fact that Areola is keen for a permanent West Ham move should really help us get the deal done with the minimum of fuss as well. No excuses!