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Hammers summer signing hopes are dead

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West Ham‘s hopes of landing Nordsjaelland winger Ibrahim Osman in the summer window are dead after Brighton have fixed a deal to sign the player on July 1.

Hammers summer signing hopes are dead

According to Talksport a fee of £17 millions has been agreed between the two clubs with extras making it possible that the deal could rise to almost £20 million.

Osman will be heading to Brighton in the summer

The 19-year-old Ghanaian was at the centre of attempts by West Ham to sign him but in the end we pulled out as the price escalated from the £13 million we had offered,

The Hammers won’t be attempting to hijack the deal which became confused when two agents claimed to represent the player and they found it impossible to make the deal happen.

A top source told Claret and Hugh this evening that the deal was always going to be a gamble adding: “Time will tell if we dodged a bullet or missed out on a superstar. It all go too expensive for a punt. Then there was the agent thing.”

The youngster is a natural left winger  but can play anywhere across the front three although some insiders claimed he isn’t a Premier League player at this stage of his career..

It is not the first time Brighton have done business with Nordsjaelland, signing Simon Adingra from them in 2022.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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