Gudmundsson : Allure and a North London Obstacle

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West Ham United‘s pursuit of Icelandic attacking midfielder Albert Gudmundsson takes a turn with both encouraging signs and a potential obstacle emerging.

Gudmundsson has been on West Ham’s radar since the January transfer window, highlighting their desire to bolster their attacking options despite the recent signing of Luis Guilherme.

With rumours swirling about Lucas Paqueta’s potential departure, manager Julen Lopetegui seeks a new attacking midfielder, ideally a number 10, to solidify his attacking vision for West Ham.

The Icelandic international’s impressive performances in Serie A last season solidified his status as a key target for Lopetegui. His goalscoring prowess (16 goals) and creative contributions (5 assists) make him a valuable addition.

However, West Ham faces competition from none other than Tottenham Hotspur, who have also expressed interest in Gudmundsson. This could spark a bidding war for the talented midfielder.

Some encouraging news has emerged for the Hammers. Reports suggest that Gudmundsson is attracted to the prospect of joining West Ham, potentially drawn by Lopetegui’s project or the allure of Premier League football. Additionally, Genoa, Gudmundsson’s current club, has reportedly lowered their asking price from £34 million to £25 million, making him a more attainable target.

Despite the positive developments, Tottenham’s presence threaten to scupper West Ham’s plans. The North London club’s involvement could complicate the deal and potentially drive up the price.

The 27-year-old’s versatility is a major asset. He is a natural attacking midfielder but can also effectively play on the wing if needed. His impressive record speaks for itself, and his technical ability, pace, fitness, and finishing ability make him a highly desirable player.

Signing Gudmundsson would be a significant statement of intent for West Ham. His talent and versatility would bolster their attacking options. However, overcoming the challenge posed by Tottenham remains a crucial hurdle in their pursuit.

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  • Ian says:

    Spurs have been linked with him for weeks

    • Gav says:

      Can we please concentrate on players that we are going to sign….not speculation!
      99% of what you put on this site never happens!

      • rollercoaster hammer says:

        😂🤣 99% of all transfer rumours don’t go through…everywhere. if you wanna be that selective, find those stories yerself or, better still, write them for all of our benefit

  • Matt says:

    Spurs already have a rapport with Genoa after signing the Romanian CB last season.

    As much as he would be a great signing, Spurs have a massive advantage with dealing with Genoa, state of the art stadium & training pitch and will play in Europe.

    Can’t see us getting him due to the above.

    • Mavded says:

      Look i am sure once he sees the luxury cabins at Rush Green he will stick two fingers up to the spuds and their state of the art Ponce facilities

  • Jeeps says:

    Seem to have a magic (max) of £30m for any remaining signings.
    No chance at £34m.

  • Danielson79 says:

    This story is about 6 weeks old no?

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