West Ham are close to completing the permanent signing of Alphonse Areola from PSG.

The French international goalkeeper, who spent last season on loan in East London, is set to sign a long term contract, as revealed by our ExWHUemployee on The West Ham Way Patreon.

Ex has revealed previously that the delay in recent weeks to completing the deal was due to wages, however that now appears to be resolved.

The capture will be a huge boost to all concerned as Areola proved to be a firm favourite with fans having impressed in performances, especially in the Europa League last season.

Newcastle had been interested in again hijacking the deal however have since turned their attention to Nick Pope, enabling West Ham time to secure Areola on a permanent deal.

The West Ham Way will keep our fans up to date on the progress of the transfer via ExWHUemployee on Patreon.

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