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Report: Hammers closing in on £31m midfielder

After reports from Portugal of West Ham moving closer to signing a £31m striker in the form of Moussa Marega. now comes a report from France suggesting that the Hammers are closing in a £31m deal for a midfielder in the form of Marseille’s Morgan Sanson.

Quite why we need another midfielder is not clear but French newspaper L”Equipe says: “The owners of Marseille have only a few hours to validate a departure before this Sunday (June 30) due to financial restrictions. President Jacques-Henri Eyraud and his team have been working for a few days on the departure of Morgan Sanson to West Ham. The transfer is not dead but is bogged down, in the middle of multiple English intermediaries.”

The Hammers are known to hold some interest in the defensive midfielder with an insider telling us in May that he wasn’t at the top of any lists.
With a limited amount of transfer budget and priority for strikers, it would be surprising to find out this one has real legs.



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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Report: Hammers closing in on £31m midfielder

  1. Gonzo from Hammers Chat loves this fella. I kinda want it to happen just to see if he’s right. From the few bits I’ve seen, I’d like it to happen. Good age and could pack out our midfield with quality. Yes we have numbers but doesn’t mean we don’t need more quality. Rather than stop buying quality when it’s available, I’d rather get it done and then shift the dead wood. Sanson, Gomez and a left back and it will be an outstanding transfer window.

  2. Hugh, I will be shocked if we do not buy a box to box midfielder, we simply don’t have one. It would be a glaring miss if we do not buy in this area. With a striker these are the two areas we need to fill with quality signings, another CH and left footed wide player would be a bonus but two top signings in these positions are an absolute must imo..

  3. Sanson is a proper player, alongside Rice or in place of him, first choice would have been Gomes but he chose Everton which is fair enough but this kid is pretty special and he has vision, it does raise the question though if we have £31m for him, 35+ for Gomez / Marega and another 16.5 or so for Rondon somebody we would like to keep must be heading out, whether that is Diop or or Rice who knows ?

  4. Dom says it perfectly every word

  5. Dom says it perfectly every word buy then sell obiang cresswell Reid oggy chich and even arnie if needed and Gomez and another can be the replacements

  6. What we need is a left back, centre half & a good aggressive defensive midfielder, he does not have to be what pelle calls a technical player just someone who can break up the oppositions attacks, preferably under 24

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