By Pranav Shahaney

14th Jan, 2022 | 2:10pm

AS Monaco could part ways with West Ham target Aleksandr Golovin

AS Monaco were previously unwilling to part ways with West Ham target Aleksander Golovin, but could be swayed by a lucrative offer.

According to Russian media outlet Meta Ratings, with Newcastle and Everton also in the race, the Ligue 1 club could look to cash in on the 25-year-old attacking midfielder.

While Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov stated a while back that Golovin will not be for sale, the landscape has changed and their decision will hinge on how much the suitors are willing to shell out.

Not worth the hassle

While Golovin is a solid midfield player and would arguably be a perfect fit for the Premier League, he’s not the type of player the Hammers need right now.

He was a star at the recent World Cup which was held in Russia and was lauded for his performances in his home country.

He prefers playing in a central attacking position and occasionally drifting out wide to link up play.

What West Ham need to save up funds for is a centre-back as well as a striker and they don’t seem close to securing any of the two positions.

If David Moyes is to be expected to realistically mount a top-four challenge, then these are two positions he needs to be reinforced.

The board seem to be backing him, but they’re once again leaving any potential transfer activity until the latter stages of the window.

This is not how the successful clubs operate so it remains to be seen how it all transpires.

In other West Ham news, the club want to sign an attacker billed the ‘New Gareth Bale’

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