Alphonse Areola is at Rush Green and seemingly a few hours or less to signing for the Hammers.
The PSG goalkeeper is being widely reported as being set to join the club as a possible, immediate or occasional replacement for Lukasz Fabianski this season
And we have had it confirmed by the club within the last few minutes that he is indeed at the club’s training ground and that a deal is expected to be closed during the afternoon or evening.
Areola is likely to arrive on a loan with either an option of obligation to buy which means that David Moyes will want to take a good look t the stopper thus presumably limiting Fab’s appearances.
And it puts paid the speculation that the Hammers are set to buy West Brom’s Sam Johnstone.
Areola – should the deal get done as expected – will be the first signing the club has made since confirming Craig Dawson had become a permanent arrival during the season.