West Ham ‘agree terms with Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola ahead of £10.5m transfer’ after successful loan spell last season… with Frenchman ‘set to join David Moyes’ men on a five-year contract’
- West Ham have agreed terms with PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola
- The 29-year-old will join the Hammers for £10.5million on a five-year contract
- Areola enjoyed a decent loan spell at West Ham last season, featuring 17 times
West Ham have secured the services of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola following last season’s successful loan spell.
The 29-year-old has agreed terms with the Hammers and will join on a permanent five-year deal, according to Sky Sports.
Areola has been loaned out to several clubs since signing a professional contract with PSG in 2009, but thrived at West Ham last season – making 17 appearances for the side.
West Ham have agreed personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola
Areola had a successful spell on loan at the Hammers last season – making 17 appearances
That included 11 outings in the Europa League, before the club crashed out in the semi-finals against eventual winners Frankfurt.
Areola now looks set to challenge Lukasz Fabianski for the West Ham No 1 shirt, having failed to establish himself at PSG since starting his career at the club in 2012.
For all his success in the Europa League last season, Areola only made one Premier League appearance in West Ham’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United in January.
Areola (right) made one Premier League appearance in West Ham’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United
He has featured on loan for Real Madrid, Villareal, and Fulham over the past seven years and was keen on joining West Ham permanently after a successful season filling the number two spot at the club.
Manager David Moyes has wanted to add a goalkeeper to his side that could challenge Fabianski with Areola deemed the perfect appointment.