Report: West Ham edging closer to making 'excellent' signing, they could beat three teams to get him
West Ham United are now stepping up their attempts to sign another attacking player, with the Guardian reporting that the club are edging closer to signing Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet and could beat Everton, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest to his signature.
The ‘excellent’ Burnley winger was relegated from the Premier League last season but was a standout performer at Turf Moor.
And now David Moyes is looking to bring Cornet to East London and the Scotsman could beat three teams to signing him.
The Hammers have already added a prolific goalscorer in Gianluca Scamacca but the club are seemingly looking to bolster Moyes’ attacking options even further.
West Ham closer to Cornet signing
Moyes is looking for a left-sided attacking threat and has struggled to convince Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic to make the switch from the Bundesliga.
Instead, Moyes is now focusing on Cornet and the Ivorian apparently has a £17.5 million release clause in his contract.
The 25-year-old would certainly add strength in depth to West Ham’s attacking options as the club currently have Jarod Bowen, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals who can play off the left-hand side.
West Ham are currently in talks with Burnley and are aiming to land Cornet for a lower fee than the apparent £17.5 million release clause.
The Hammers are leading the race for the former Lyon man but as they try to negotiate a lower fee, it could lead to them being beaten to the signing by a rival club.
Cornet only joined Burnley last summer but adapted quickly to the Premier League as he scored nine goals and put up one assist in a struggling side.
TBR’s View: Cornet would be perfect for West Ham
Cornet was a standout player in a defensive team last season and put up impressive numbers in what was his first season in England.
West Ham need a left-sided forward and if they are unable to sign Kostic, Cornet would be a brilliant alternative.
Moyes often has to play Benrahma or Fornals off the left and Cornet would allow both of these players to play in their strongest position through the middle.
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