By Saikat Mandal

23rd Sep, 2022 | 9:10am

West Ham United eye Yassine Bounou to replace Lukasz Fabianski

West Ham are keen to sign Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and the La Liga club could be willing to negotiate a deal, according to a report from La Razon.

The Italian newspaper reported on their web version on 22 September that the Hammers must present an attractive offer for the 31-year-old goalkeeper.

Bono, as he is popularly known, has a contract at the club until 2025 and has seen a rise in his release clause to £43m.

Move on

The Hammers do need to find a long-term replacement for Fabianski.

The 37-year-old has been a great servant to the club, but the club need to decide what to do with him.

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He has a contract until the end of the season, and the Hammers could look to offer him another year extension.

That being said, Moyes signed Alphonse Areola permanently in the summer from Paris Saint-Germain. The French goalkeeper now should be looking to start regularly and cement his position.

Fabianski is still doing well though, and the club can afford to keep him for another season. Goalkeepers can play longer, provided they don’t drastically lose their reflexes, and Fabianski still has got a lot to offer.

He has kept himself fit and keeps his concentration intact.

In case, the Hammers feel the need to sign a new keeper, they should look to sign someone who is young and preferably has got Premier League experience.

Also, the price quoted for Bono looks way too high. Sevilla will look to negotiate a fee, but surely that are better options available at that price range.