By Daniel Feliciano

28th May, 2022 | 5:40pm

West Ham United hold talks with Maxwel Cornet representatives over summer move

West Ham United have already held talks with the representatives of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet over a potential summer move, according to 90min.

Cornet moved to Turf Moor last summer and was excellent as the club suffered relegation to the Championship for the first time in six years, scoring nine goals in 28 appearances.

The club’s relegation means that a £17.5m release clause in his contract has been activated and now half the Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in doing a deal.

According to 90min [May 27], West Ham along with Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Brighton, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Fulham have already held talks with his agent to gauge his interest in a move.

They also face competition from clubs in Germany, Spain and Italy and that makes a deal almost inevitable, and David Moyes’ side have made their move early.

Depth and quality

Cornet was a surprise signing for Burnley last season but proved to be a revelation, scoring big goals and performing very well despite suffering with several injury issues.

But with his relegation clause now activated, it provides a great option for Moyes to be able to strengthen his squad for a bargain price and give great competition to the squad.

Playing as a winger or through the middle and with experience of the top flight as well as Champions League experience too, Moyes could use him to compete with Michail Antonio who struggled in the second half of last season.

He would have to bat off a lot of competition for his signature to be able to secure the deal, but it would be a real coup to add someone of that calibre to the squad for such a bargain price and allow more money to go towards other areas of the squad.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers are ready to gazump some Champions League giants to secure a deal

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