PSG are quite literally waiting for West Ham United to trigger the £7.7 million buy-out clause for Alphonse Areola.
That’s according to a report from L’Equipe (print edition June 5th) who claim that the future of the 29-year-old goalkeeper is entirely in the Hammers’ hands.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper currently earns £120k-a-week and the Hammers have an option to buy him for €9 million (£7.7 million) in the summer (The Daily Mail).
David Moyes utilised the Frenchman primarily as our cup keeper last 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.
Areola was mighty impressive for West Ham when he played last season. He conceded just 15 goals in 18 appearances for the Hammers and kept eight clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
So what is David Moyes actually waiting for? Why isn’t the French World Cup winner a permanent player at the London Stadium already?
PSG literally waiting for West Ham to make Areola move
L’Equipe claim that the Hammers are still yet to trigger the buy-out clause that we have on the 29-year-old stopper.
And the French giants are patiently waiting for the East London club to trigger that clause.
Why on earth this hasn’t been done already is anyone’s guess. Areola proved last season that he is more than good enough to be our number one goalkeeper for the next seven or eight years, and £7.7 million would be an absolute bargain.
David Moyes would be mad not to want the 29-year-old as his number one stopper next term.
Areola made the save of the season for West Ham during our Europa League clash with Sevilla at the London Stadium.
That save alone highlighted just how good he is.
And if West Ham don’t activate the clause we have on PSG goalkeeper Areola soon, there is obviously something very wrong.