The Hammers are looking to bolster every position before the transfer window closes completely.
West Ham wants to add Joshua King to the roster and have already agreed to sign Said Benrahma before Friday. As it stands, Monday, West Ham United announced the arrival of Craig Dawson from relegated Watford on a season-long loan.
Adding the news, the East Londoners have agreed to a deal with Brentford to bring in the hot prospect Said Benrahma, but have sadly seen their efforts to sign Bournemouth’s Joshua King gone begging.
Said Benrahma deal
Benrahma was wanted by a host of Premier League clubs but it appears the Hammers are the ones who will finally bring the winger to England’s top flight. The transfer between the two English sides could be worth £30 million.
The deal has been pending for the past couple of weeks and has since stalled after agreeing on a transfer sum. Personal terms between the attacker and the buyers is said to be the holdup now. However, the London club expects them to wrap up the transfer soon.
With nothing cast in stone and teams having until Friday to convince EFL players they must make the switch to England’s big stage, West Ham could still lose out on Benrahma to other London club Crystal Palace, who have also been linked with a move for him.
West Ham have agreed a deal with Brentford to sign Said Benrahma and have also seen a £13m bid for Bournemouth’s Joshua King rejected.
The total value of the Hammers deal for Benrahma could reach in the region of £30m – but personal terms are yet to be agreed with the Algeria star.
The King’s rejection
Having a player out of position will not always work upfront for David Moyes, therefore he is keen to add an out-and-out forward to the roster. The forward being mentioned is relegated, Joshua King. A bid of £13m has previously been rejected by the Cherries as they try to hold out for more.
King saw his possible return to Old Trafford fall through after the January transfer window closed. Since then, no team has worked as hard as the Hammers to acquire his services. Now that the Cherries have been demoted from the Premier League, a move back up is high on the cards.
No fee has been agreed to, neither has the player accepted personal terms. If the transfer does take place, a total of £18m is what Bournemouth are willing to accept for their 48 goals scored striker.
David Moyes is also interested in King, who is in the final year of his Bournemouth contract, and it is believed the club would be open to selling him, valuing him at around £18m. (Via: Sky Sports)
He is also in the final year of his contract, so gaining funds for a top striker is important for the Vitality club. A sale is essential to them and adding his type of quality to the forward line is imperative to West Ham if they are to keep going on their good run in the early stages of the campaign.