However, that doesn’t mean that West Ham had stopped altogether though, with Get French Football News reporting that the club were in talks to sign French midfield sensation Bilel Hassaini, after the 18-year-old’s recent release from AS Nancy.
Arsenal, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain have all been credited with interest this summer, with the Hammers currently in negotiations with their so-called number one priority.
The reliable club source revealed on Sunday evening on his personal Twitter account that Hassaini’s agent has leaked the news to multiple press sources, as well as offering his client to several clubs.
Apparently his agent is talking him up and has offered him to most premier league clubs in London in the hope someone will take him. He has also leaked this to the press https://t.co/Ni2DNgmYYA
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 28, 2019
There is no doubting the talent that Hassaini holds with some European giants interested in the 18-year-old’s services.
With the French youth international without a club, his agent has been revealed to have been supposedly talking him up to interested clubs, something that is surely not needed and Hassaini should let his football do the talking if he wants to secure a move this summer.
His agent is also reported to be hoping that someone signs him, which could be interpreted as a bad sign early in negotiations, as he may be the type of agent constantly searching for a new club for his client in order to get a fee.
Hassaini is yet to make a senior appearance in his career, and would no doubt go into the club’s academy set-up. His 26 international youth caps highlight his great talent and prove he would be a worthy addition at the London Stadium.
West Ham must tread carefully around any potential deal, with the starlet’s agent seeming to be desperate to get his client’s name around despite the Hammers’ clear reported interest.