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Report: West Ham trying to push through a move to sign PSG's Alphonse Areola today

West Ham United are hoping to finalise a move to sign Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal from Paris Saint-Germain today.

That’s according to a report from The Sun who claim that the Hammers are pushing to get a deal done for the 29-year-old goalkeeper amidst interest from Newcastle United.

The 29-year-old spent last season on loan with the Hammers.

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.

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Areola was mightily 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).

Signing him permanently is surely an absolute no-brainer for David Moyes. And it appears as though the board are trying to push this one through asap…

West Ham finalising move to sign Areola

The Hammers fans were worried when it emerged earlier this week that Newcastle were trying to hijack our deal to sign the French World Cup winner (The Chronicle).

It appears as though the powers that be at the London Stadium are determined to beat the Toon to Areola’s signature, however.

According to a report from The Sun, West Ham are trying to push through a move to sign the 29-year-old stopper today.

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The Hammers have an option to buy Areola for just £7.7 million according to L’Equipe (print edition June 5th) or £11 million according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth – one that we have allegedly already triggered.

Either way, it’s great value for a goalkeeper with Areola’s quality.

The Frenchman’s wage demands are holding up negotiations, however (Daily Mail).

Let’s just hope that we can get this one sorted out sooner rather than later.

If West Ham are to sign Areola in the summer transfer window, the owners had better get their act together and make it happen now, or risk another club like Newcastle stealing him from our grasp.

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