Hammers keeper problem appears to have worsened


West Ham appear to be on a position where they have to sign Alphonse Areola or risk not signing a new goalkeeper after Nick Pope edged closer to a move to Newcastle.

The England goalkeeper was undoubtedly a back-up target for the Irons if they could not reach an agreement to sign Areola permanently from PSG; the Irons have the option to buy him outright.

Pope is said to be nearing a move to Newcastle after the Magpies agreed a fee with Burnley to sign him; the Daily Telegraph reports the price is between £8m and £10m.

However, as we have reported, the option to buy Areola permanently expires at the end of the month so the Hammers really need to get a move on.

Boss David Moyes wants to sign a new goalkeeper with   Lukasz Fabianski  having signed for just a year and Darren Randolph and  David Martin iet to leave.

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    His agent is smart he knows that and can play hardball, best thing would be if Newcastle sign Pope in the next 9 days as it will force the agents hand. Ultimately Areola is on a huge salary it’s unlikely he is going to accept less pay to sign isn’t it ?

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