Lacazette medical ups the Irons Giroud stakes

GiroudLyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is reported to be a medical away from joining Arsenal and that will see the way paved for Olivier Giroud’s departure.

Assuming the BBC report is correct, and there is no reason to suspect otherwise, the Giroud deal could be very much on and if that’s the case the Hammers board and Slaven Bilic face their first real test of the summer.

Reports have been circulating for days that Everton are ready to top our offer for the 30 year old whilst the Hammers have believe they are in the driving seat for the player.

The BBC reports on its website that Lacazette is having a medical at Arsenal before becoming their record transfer signing in a deal worth at least £45m.

And that will represent the first domino to fall as the battle commences for Giroud who was at pains today to claim that he hopes his Arsenal “journey” continues.

That is very unlikely and the Hammers board will be battling to ensure that the player makes a short journey across London rather than spend the next three or four years on merseyside



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15 comments on “Lacazette medical ups the Irons Giroud stakes

  1. According to Sky if you believe them then its £52 million.Arsenal originally offered £39 million….as these moves transpire at the top clubs the window will become more active..its just a waiting game..some cant wait though…

    • We keep hearing this James and obviously ur a cool customer like all the other fans are but I on the other hand want this done now ..so p!se tell me when do we stop having to wait cuz if u havnt noticed player’s are returning for pre season.and I for one would like our signings settled in for start of the season not ha!f way through …

      • Hammerkip you have all worry bead credentials to go down a storm on Iain Dales site.Some of them will embrace you like a kindred spirit lol

        • Not at all Stan I just think its best to get the new players bedded in in pre season simple …

  2. Losing interest at a rapid rate.

    Just let me know when we’ve signed somebody.

    • Yes, enormously frustrating and getting boring – nothing to report here, move along please!

    • I lost interest when the final whistle went at Burnley.Now is the time for the Transfer Window addicts to rise too the occasion 😂
      Wheres VOR i dont think i got my “to” & “too” right 😀

  3. I’m pretty sure Arsenal don’t give a rats ar$e if your getting fed up or not.We all want it done but we’re not in a position to to dictate.

    • Lol Mooro there a difference between being fed up and not jnterested in the constant transfer speculation.I am not worried in the least about the window but im still bloody bored of it all 😁

  4. I’m chilled about the Giroud situation. Great player, fantastic talent – for me, the Payet of strikers as he shows great skill. It’s a bit like buying a house waiting for the chain and all and that is absolutely fine because everything needs to be freed up. I appreciate the update because although he is not signed it shows the next step of negotiations are near and I find that interesting. We can only hope he sees reason and thinks we are the better move, which, of course we are 😉

  5. So here we all are yet again waiting for something to happen . … For sure something will eventually but , will it be right for West Ham . So much is happening without actually happening it’s all starting to get rather tedious and frustrating .
    Carroll & Sakho have been injured forever it seems . They are being hunted out of West Ham for no reason that makes sense to me and I think we will rue the day when they play against us . We need strikers , that can’t be denied but , not at the expense of Carroll & Sakho . Get some in , Yes . Giroud is not answer .

    • *Carroll & Sakho have been injured forever it seems . They are being hunted out of West Ham for no reason that makes sense to me*

      So the they have been injured forever part doesnt cast a little light on why it might make sense to you?!?!?

  6. They have to Bid to sign players and they act if they have no money. What happen to all the extra revenue from more ticket sales and the £120m plus for staying up and 11th.
    That want to be a top 6 club but have to spend money and develop players which the baors doesn’t and Slav isn’t a youth developer.
    And after the 2015/2016 season we turned more of a profit than any other club. £250m plus not counting league money surplus.
    We are selling players for leas than they are worth. If Feghouli does go to Galatasaray for £4m I will be Livid. Roma was willing to pay £12m in Jan and I would prefer to keep him great squad player with wonderful Attitude and loves the club and wants to stay. But both clubs have supposedly agrees on fee with personal terms left. Hope it is rubbish. He started 11 games and scored 4 goals and 3 assists with all that happened last year he will get even better and can play on left wing. So if true sell for cheap and then need a replacement. Could have held out if really want to well for LA Liga or Serie A and hot 3 times as much.
    Only good news is a director of football is on summer agenda now should have got before but will help with Scouting transfers and academy so much.
    Seems so off maybe a takeover is in talks I’d it’s Red Bull again I hope they sell or a German investor, or investor like Moshri from Everton.
    Need a good window and Huddersfield are making us look like a league 1 club

    • There’s rumours Moshri is being backed by Usmanov.

      I personally think Giroud is a good player (don’t know why he gets so much stick from the Arsenal fans) but £20m is a lot of money for a 30 year old. I’d rather go for King, but Dembélé from Celtic would be my first choice🤣. We can but dream.

      • I think it is a racing certainty usmanov has his finger in the pie indirectly English.

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