David Moyes’s West Ham may very soon activate the option to buy Alphonse Areola from PSG. Areola joined the club last summer on loan as a substitute keeper to Lukasz Fabianski. The hammers may very soon within this week confirm the signing.
The deal may cost the hammers between £10-12million with PSG holding an option to buy him back. A further little negotiation with the Ligue 1 giants may even decrease the price as PSG is looking to clear their stacked squad.
Why West ham is the best choice for Areola?
PSG currently has 9 keepers but hardly two get enough game time and are world-class leaving no room for others. For Areola, a move away from PSG is the wise choice as he has never received regular game time and has been loaned out 6 times since the 2013-14 season.
This is going to be a fantastic deal for the hammer as Areola is the perfect replacement for Fabianski who’s 37 now. Areola may not be the no.1 immediately as Fabianski has 12 months left in his contract. Newcastle was also interested in signing the 29-year-old French international but they pulled the deal off.
Areola made just one appearance in the league but he shined in the Europa League. The progress West Ham had in Europa League in their debut season reaching the semi-finals was awesome. Fans couldn’t ask anything else because a few seasons back this team was once fighting relegation.
No more loan moves for Areola may get the very best out of him because at times he had made some saves that were instrumental for the side. His performance over the years has taken a hit due to a lack of stability and being a footballer it’s very difficult to play with a new team every season accompanied by a lack of game time.
Areola has maintained his composure along with his quality till now which is super impressive. Now it’s time for him to make the most out of his circumstances. He now not only has stability but a coach who trusts him and fans who believe him.
With the world cup just a few months away, this season is important as it’ll decide his place in the Deschamps squad.
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