Friday’s edition of A Bola has an interesting claim on West Ham and Agustín Marchesín.
The goalkeeper, who turned 33-years-of-age in March, made 43 appearances for FC Porto last season, impressing in the Champions League.
A Bola say he’s a player ‘desired’ by David Moyes, with the Hammers boss already giving the directive to advance to talks for the Argentine’s signing this summer.
West Ham would see the potentially incoming player as competition for 36-year-old Lukasz Fabianski, and want a top addition because they feel next season will be more demanding than the recently concluded one.
Signing the player will be difficult, however, with Porto not needing to sell and having Marchesín on a contract lasting until June 2023 with a €50m release clause.
According to what A Bola have heard West Ham are ready to ‘go ahead’ and offer €12m, in the hope that will be enough to convince Porto.
They’d also have to convince the player, because there’s a reasonable chance he’d end up on the bench at the London club for the majority of the season. That would be contrasted with a genuine battle for trophies as first choice at the Portuguese club.