Back in January, it was claimed that River Plate rejected an offer from West Ham United for fullback Gonzalo Montiel.
A few media outlets, including TyC, reported that the Hammers wanted to sign the player on a loan deal for €500k, with an option to buy the player for another €10m.
Now a few reports in Argentina claim that the London side may be back to land the 23-year-old, this time in the summer transfer window.
El Intransigente and La Pagina Millonaria have very similar reports today, saying West Ham remain interested in the right-back. It’s said that in this new attempt, the Hammers would go for a permanent move.
To be honest, we haven’t been convinced by any of these reports, since they use the word ‘would’ too many times, sounding like they’ve read it somewhere else, even though they’ve been the only ones to talk about this transfer this week.
They both say that Montiel is protected by a release clause of €15m. That amount would be raised to €20m in case it’s triggered in the final 10 days of the Argentine transfer window.