By Sam Stone

2nd Aug, 2022 | 8:40pm

Maxwel Cornet keen on West Ham United move, Hammers in good position to finalise deal

Maxwel Cornet is extremely attracted by the prospect of moving to West Ham United as the Hammers table a £25million package, according to journalist Fraser Fletcher.

Fletcher, who has worked for the BBC, has suggested (via Twitter, 2 August) that the prospect of European football is extremely attractive to the Burnley man.

It’s understood that Newcastle are still in the race, but West Ham are thought to be ahead of the Magpies in the race for the 25-year-old’s signature.

Looking good

West Ham playing in the UEFA Conference League next season looks to have done the trick for David Moyes in his pursuit of Cornet.

The 25-year-old would be an excellent addition to Moyes’ ranks due to the number of positions he can operate in.

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He could provide could competition for Aaron Cresswell in the left-back spot, as well as be able to operate in his more favoured wing-back role.

Furthermore, Cornet would allow Moyes to change formations more regularly and potentially utilise a three-at-the-back system more frequently in the 2022/23 season.

Cornet could also be a useful addition to Moyes’ forward line.

He could well be an excellent fit to play alongside Gianluca Scamacca or Michail Antonio and feed off of knockdowns and play off the two big strikers.

This is a move that the club need to get over the line as soon as possible.

Newcastle’s financial muscle is always a worry and the Irons must act fast to ensure the Magpies don’t table a big-money offer for the 25-year-old.

A move for Cornet should all but end West Ham’s move for Filip Kostic.