West Ham United have moved up a gear to secure the services of French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain last season.
After Alexandre Letellier, another goalkeeper is preparing to leave Paris Saint-Germain. Loaned last season by the club of the French capital to West Ham United, Alphonse Areola will probably not return to the workforce of the champion of France 2022. According to information from England, the direction of the Hammers wishes to attach definitively the services of the last tricolor rampart. According to The Guardian, the club from the London capital have made progress in the talks. An agreement seems close to allow the English team trained by David Moyes to enlist the 2018 world champion on the long term, announced on the shelves of Newcastle.
106 games with PSG
If the two parties manage to find common ground, West Ham United will pay the sum of 12 million euros for the former member of Racing Club de Lens, entering the last year of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain . The 29-year-old goalkeeper is thus preparing to draw a line from his adventure with his training club, for which the player with 3 selections with the Blues will have played 106 matches in all competitions. Barred by the Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma and the Costa Rican Keylor Navas within the group brought to be taken over by Christophe Galtier, the former resident of Villarreal will therefore continue the course of his career on the other side of the Channel.
With West Ham United, seventh in the Premier League and eliminated by Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals of the Europa League, Alphonse Areola will have played 17 matches in all competitions, for a single Premier League meeting. Barred in the league by the Polish Lukasz Fabianski, the Parisian has however played 10 C3 matches. In 2022-2023, he now aspires to cross swords with the finest English stables.
West Ham are finally progressing in talks to sign Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal, agreement now getting closer – positive feelings on player side too. 🇬🇧 #WHUFC
West Ham are increasingly confident as Areola deal will cost around €12m. @JacobSteinberg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022