Hammers given midfielder price


Reports claiming West Ham will need to pay £15 million plus for Olympiacos attacking midfielder Kostas Fortounis are circulating in Europe amid claims that he is on the brink of signing a new deal at the club.

The player has a contract until June 2020 and the reports claim the Hammers have already bid £10 million but have been told to fond another £5 million.

The report comes from Sdna.Grvia Sport via where it is claimed that the 26-year old, was said to be on the verge of agreeing a new three-year contract with the Greek giants.

Sdna then claim that Olymiacos want £15 million – a crazy figure for a left back with just a year left on his deal -adding they will only enter into transfer talks for bids above €15m.

Fortounis and Olympiacos have reportedly held contract talks in the last two months and they’ve yet to agree on a new deal for the player but are understood to be close.

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  • Paul Keenan says:

    That’s surely a made up name? Costa Fortuneas? Really lol

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If he is as good as they say, then seems a fair price.

  • Dom says:

    Is he the player that Pellegrini wants and West Ham need? If the answer is yes, we must stop farting about quibbling over a few million pounds. Yes, that’s crazy money to the regular human being but in the grand scheme of things, it’s peanuts to a club in the richest league in the world.

    I know nothing about the guy. But I’d really like to see us start doing clean and clinical business rather than watching long drawn out transfer sagas which often see us lose potentially key signings to direct rivals. The Diop transfer last year is the example we should follow.

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