West Ham are reportedly ready to sign winger Maxwel Cornet from Burnley. The winger is desperate to play in the Premier League next season.
He also wants to play European football next season. It looks like him and the Hammers are going to be a match made in heaven for each other.
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According to reports, West Ham are closing on a deal for Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet. The Hammers have been in the market for a new left-sided player this summer. In recent weeks, they had agreed a fee with Frankfurt for Filip Kostic. However, the Croatian is unconvinced by a move to the London stadium. Hence, Cornet has emerged as a top target for the club.
The report also states they are closing on the deal. However, they are not alone in this hunt. The article adds that Nottingham Forest, Everton, and Newcastle are all keen on Cornet. However, West Ham are the most advanced on the deal. David Moyes is also convincing him with all his power to join the club. They also have another factor working in their favor.
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The biggest factor working in their favor is European football. Of all the interested clubs, David Moyes’s side are the only side that can offer him European football. This may be the clincher that clinches the deal for the Hammers. Cornet is available for a fee of £17.5m due to a relegation clause inserted in his contract. However, West Ham are looking to get the best deal possible.
There are suggestions that the club will be looking to negotiate an even lower fee for the winger. However, Burnley have reportedly no interest in accepting a lower fee than his release clause. Cornet is described as an unbelievable winger. The winger could be an absolute gem of a signing for the club. They have already boosted their attack by signing Gianluca Scamacca.
The addition of Cornet will make the London club more deadly going forward. This rumor is certainly an exciting one to keep an eye on. The report also adds that in the coming days, the talks are set to accelerate to complete the deal.
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