After spending the previous campaign on loan at Fulham, Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola returned to England when West Ham United took him on a temporary deal last summer.

David Moyes preferred Łukasz Fabiański in league fixtures, and gave opportunities to the 29-year-old in other competitions. The PSG owned player made 18 appearances in all competitions this term, conceding 15 goals and keeping eight clean sheets in the process.

As part of the deal, West Ham United have an option to buy the keeper in the summer. Last week, L’Equipe reported the Hammers are ‘considering’ keeping him at the club beyond this campaign.

Gianluca Di Marzio now brings a fresh update on this case. It’s claimed the Frenchman is ‘close to continuing’ his adventure in the Premier League as he ‘will be redeemed’ by the London club.

Areola’s ‘excellent season’ has ‘convinced’ West Ham United to convert his loan deal into a permanent transfer. This step means he is now ‘close’ to saying ‘goodbye’ to PSG in the summer.

Gianluca Di Marzio doesn’t detail the fee Moyes’ side will pay the Paris club to redeem the custodian.