West Ham chance to sign £50M star – powerhouse wants £15M payoff to join Hammers – Moyes wants PL Defender
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It has been claimed that West Ham have now made contact with Arsenal over a potential deal for defender Kieran Tierney.
A few seasons ago – Tierney was a player that the fans loved and that Mikel Arteta really relied on – but injuries have really ruined his time at the Emirates and he has really struggled for game time.
That has led to constant speculation in the media that he is one player that will be leaving the club – with the likes of WEST HAM and Newcastle two clubs that are interested in a possible deal.
WHAT IS THE LATEST –
The Express have claimed that the Hammers have registered their interest in signing the Scotland International to Arsenal for a fee of £20M, which is less than what Arsenal are demanding.
It has been suggested that WEST HAM are looking for an upgrade to current left-back Aaron Cresswell.
The report comes after Pundit Alan Hutton has claimed that Tierney needs to leave Arsenal.
WHAT WAS SAID –
“Unfortunately I think he will be a squad player,” he told Football Insider.
“I think Zinchenko is number one and it is up to Tierney to dislodge him. Does he have the potential to do it? Absolutely. I think he is a brilliant footballer who gives you everything. The problem for him at Arsenal is that the way they play does not suit Tierney’s strengths.
“He is a very strong 1v1 defender who likes to get up and down but I think Zinchenko is ahead of him at this moment in time.
“Tierney has what it takes to get him out. As long as he stays fit he has an opportunity but he will have a fight on his hands.“
SHOULD TIERNEY LEAVE THE CLUB?
The short answer is yes he should.
He is now well down the pecking order at the Emirates and will struggle to make an impact next season – and he needs to be playing at this stage of his career.
There are some decent teams interested – so a move may be a very good idea.
BALOGUN CHANCE –
Arsenal are now expecting to sell West Ham Folarin Balogun this summer, with a whole host of clubs interested in a potential deal.
The USA striker, 22, has been linked with Inter Milan and Prem clubs following his sensational loan season with Reims in which he netted an impressive 21-goals for the French side in the League.
He has already come out and admitted that he needs to play in the coming seasons – and Mikel Arteta has been unable to give him the assurances that he needs to 100 per cent make the decision to stay put.
There are a few clubs that are interested in the striker now, with Tottenham joining Inter Milan and WEST HAM in the chase for the £50 million valued attacker.
Now – amid all the speculation and rumors Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has provided an update on the future of Balogun and has claimed that the Gunners expect to sell the forward this transfer window.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID –