Earlier this month, we carried a report from Spanish newspaper AS, who claimed West Ham United ‘wanted to secure the services’ of Real Betis’ Antonio Sanabria.
The 22-year-old’s future at Benito Villamarín is still in the air, according to Estadio Deportivo, who also go on to talk about Manuel Pellegrini’s side being one of the options.
It’s claimed two more English clubs have approached the agent of the player to take stock of his client’s situation. One of them is AFC Bournemouth.
Betis, who signed the forward from AS Roma in 2016, have no intention to sell to the Cherries.
As per the agreement between these two clubs, Roma can force Quique Setién’s side to deal with the offer or pay €11.5m to buy the Italian club’s share (50%), if they receive a formal proposal of €25m or more.
Sanabria has kept his bags ready, ‘just in case’, if he has to make a switch to England. Neither the attacker nor his club are looking forward for a transfer, but an opportunity to cash in from his exit could be too hard for Betis to resist.
The report also mentions West Ham are out of the race for Sanabria, while the other two English clubs are still thinking about it. Any approach from Bournemouth and the other unnamed club needs to be done quickly as the window in England will close on Thursday.