Report: Hammers beat Arsenal to youngster


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West Ham are reportedly close to signing of Henry Onyekuru with the Daily Mail claiming the Hammers have convinced the youngster to snub Arsenal.

The report claims talks with the  are continuing over the fee which will be linked to the 20-year-old gaining his work permit.

Onyekuru has apparently been convinced by West Ham that a move to the London Stadium will offer him the platform to play regularly in the Premier League. This has been a key factor in his decision as regularly reported here.

The report continues that he is expected to fly to London on Tuesday ahead of a prospective medical “if talks continue to progress well.”

A fee of around £7 million plus wages of £35k a week is expected for a player currently with with unfashionable Belgian outfit Eupen where he scored 25 goals and was responsible for 14 assists last season.

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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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  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Why put this up.. when you have already made a post about how we aren’t interested in him?

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    This report will probably be denied by West Ham by the end of the day.

  • kevin says:

    So by Wednesday morning it will be either confirmed or denied .
    But , I suppose , most every fan of any club is being bombarded with non-stop speculation by the media . It’s just West Ham seem to grabbing most of the frustrating media stories .
    Seeing is believing . Anyway , seems cheap for such a highly praised youngster .

  • Stan The Man says:

    The same player we wasnt going to sign because a source said they didnt think he could step up to the premier league standards lol It is time for a summer break i think.Its all bs and little of any substance to read this time of the year.

  • GW says:

    All a load of old pony we’ll end up with the Poppodom and curaheat Sacko as our 2 main strikers again 😀😀

  • kevin says:

    See you on the Beach , Stan ……. I’ll be that old geezer with the knotted handkerchief and umbrella . Might have a beer in one hand and a cucumber sandwich in the other sitting on my retractable Deck chair .

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I think he will struggle to match his Belgian exploits but whoever signs him he certainly has a lot of pace and tricks if youtube is any guide (which we know from some past disasters is risky to believe at best)

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