West Ham United are allegedly closing in on the permanent signing of Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain.
That’s according to claims from Fabrizio Romano who suggests that direct talks with the 29-year-old’s agents and the Hammers will happen this week.
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West Ham are allegedly ready to trigger the €9 million (£7.6 million) buy-out option they have for the French World Cup winner.
Areola joined Wets Ham last summer on a season-long loan from PSG.
David Moyes utilised the Frenchman primarily as our cup keeper this season. He 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.
£7.6 million for the French stopper is truly outstanding business. He could be our number one goalkeeper for the next eight years or so.
West Ham close in on permanent Alphonse Areola deal
David Moyes would be mad not to want the 29-year-old as his number one stopper next term.
And highly respected football journalist Fabrizio Romano reckons that Areola’s permanent move to the London Stadium could very well be imminent:
Hopefully West Ham manage to warp this one up as soon as possible so David Moyes can then focus on bringing his key targets to the club.
If West Ham do sign Alphonse Areola permanently, I believe we will be a lot stronger defensively next season than we were this term.