West Ham transfer progress gathers pace

David Moyes and Rob Newman are hotting up their transfer activity and are looking to sign two more players in the coming week if all goes to plan.

Yesterday, West Ham agreed a deal that could bring Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium in a deal that could cost the club up to £35.6m and now they are accelerating their move for Frankfurt left-sided player Filip Kostic for around a £15m transfer fee.

The 48-time Serbia international, who notched seven goals and 15 assists last term, has just one year remaining on his contract at the Bundesliga club.

Scamacca is yet to finalise personal terms, pass a medical, and put pen to paper but barring any last-minute hiccups should be announced in the coming days.

No such deal has been agreed with Frankfurt as yet but talks are at an advanced stage with nothing confirmed at this stage.


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 “West Ham transfer progress gathers pace

  1. I’m not so sure Moyes made the Scamacca decision.After the Lingard farce that has been running for so long and i don’t doubt that the board seeing many fan sites really angry as to how Moyes let himself be taken for a fool by a player who clearly was not interested they decided no more messing about we need a signing to get fans back onside somewhat and for this to happen so quickly i think it shows that Moyes was dithering and maybe he has had a rocket from the boss to get on with things.

    • We are told that Moyes and Newman are fully in charge of all transfer activity

    • With the exception of one report, all I’ve read is that Moyes is all in on Scamacca?
      I’m sure he’s like to get Broja, but Chelski don’t seem interested in selling him right now, so West Ham have to plan for this season.
      We’d all like another forward as well, who can play central, wide and contribute goals.

    • Cleasm, I think you are very wide of the mark if you think comments from fans have any bearing on signings by Moyes.

  2. Sean maybe those two are in charge but moyes needs to let Newman do all the transfer business as for sure moyes is useless at it changing his mind sometimes then getting fixated on a player losing out to other signings Newman has given him then saying no. Let moyes coach the players only if he doesn’t like that idea then resign .

  3. I get a bit cheesed off with all this dithering Dave nonsense.
    The Telegraph today reported that we had got fed up with Chelsea “dithering ” over Broja! The Lingard saga was simple we made him an offer after he returned from holiday recently and he decided to not accept it. Fair enough but I am sure little time was spent on it and like a host of other clubs we are pursuing several players at the same time . These days deals for the top players are pretty complicated which suits agents who can play clubs off against each other nicely! Of course the other problem is the sort of player we are after is a treasured asset for the potential selling club so not easy to move forward quickly.

  4. Hope that’s true Sean, the window itself resembles so many a scattergun approach as desperation kicks in with 1st 2nd 3rd or 4th choices not coming to us for various reasons or a failure to pay market value.

    I hope am proved wrong and we can get some of these deals done, Raum, Onana. Scamacca are three who are top drawer, Raum in particular is much needed to make it harder to get in behind us and also because he is as good offensively as Cresswell. Onana is an upgrade on Rice or Soucek and fits into the Yaya Toure mould in a season or two will be in the elite price bracket so we should get a deal done while he is affordable. If we sign Scamacca we can play Antonio out wide so he will fill the void Lingard has left in the transfer targets, Kostic an upgrade on Masuaku I guess and a great creative option, not sure if the Zirlinski rumour is true but that would be a coup and add a lot more goal scoring threat.

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