ExWHUemployee has provided an update pertaining to West Ham United’s pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
David Moyes bringing Areola to the London Stadium seems like somewhat of a no-brainer.
Foot Mercato broke the news on Friday that the Hammers had made an approach to sign Areola.
It was no surprise with an upgrade required on Lukasz Fabianski, 36 and Darren Randolph, 34.
L’Equipe then suggested that talks are ongoing between West Ham and PSG.
There is just one man West Ham wanted to hear from regarding the Areola rumours, however.
ExWHUemployee drops Areola update
The 28-year-old French stopper really impressed on loan with Fulham last season.
He would certainly be an upgrade upon Fabianski.
Ex delivered his verdict on the reports doing the rounds that West Ham are close to signing Areola, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night:
“A player who has been heavily linked with us is Areola. Now, it has been said that we are pretty much going to complete the deal. I knew about the interest in April. My understanding is that yes we’re interested in him, however, why would we pay a large loan fee for him if he is going to be backup to Fabianski. Why would he want to come to West Ham and fight for his place? I do think West Ham have some interest.”
Ex seems dubious that we are close to signing the PSG ace.
At least the Hammers insider said that we are interested in signing Areola.
Whether the West Ham board and the PSG owners can come to an agreement financially, however, is another matter entirely.
This is really one that Moyes should be pushing the boat out for this summer. Areola is top class and he would make us a much stronger side.