West Ham told Ibrahim Osman’s price tag

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According to Claret & Hugh, West Ham United need to increase their proposed offer for Nordsjælland and Ghana star Ibrahim Osman if they want to sign him before the window closes next Wednesday.

West Ham are one of the most active Premier League clubs during the January transfer window, with a deal for Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips set to be confirmed within hours, and negotiations are ongoing to add Osman to their ranks too.

David Moyes will be keen to bolster the attacking presence in his squad to compete comfortably over the season’s second half, and it will come as no surprise to Hammers fans that several forwards have been linked to the East London club during the last few weeks.

West Ham have had non-stop injury issues over the campaign so far with Jarrod Bowen giving his Scottish manager a scare earlier this month, but the England international has recovered rapidly and much quicker than Moyes initially anticipated.

However, it is looking like the club don’t want to take any chances on not being equipped with attacking talent, as Claret & Hugh have delivered an update on the active negotiations between the Hammers and FC Nordsjælland to sign Osman.

The club insiders have claimed today that it will take at least another £3m to convince the Danish side to part ways with one of their assets and Tim Steidten is being hurried to close the deal.

It is further noted that although initial reports suggest that £15m would have been enough to complete the signing, an additional £3m should be no issue for the Hammers to front as they are very comfortably operating well within FFP regulations.

Will West Ham sign Ibrahim Osman?

There is no doubt that it would be wise for West Ham to add depth in their attacking threat, and was something that should’ve really been addressed in the summer.

Osman is a fantastic talent and a prospect for the future at just 19 year’s old, and he has been subjected to a lot of praise since bursting onto the scene of European football after graduating from the ‘Right to Dream’ Academy in Ghana – just like his compatriot Mohammed Kudus.

Football talent scout Jacek Kulig waxed lyrical about the teenage sensation a few months:

“An electric winger, who loves take-ons and is able to do some fantastic things at top speed.”

“He has all the tools to follow in the footsteps of Mohammed Kudus, Simon Adingra, Kamaldeen Sumelana & Ernest Nuamah.”

“Another fantastic fruit of Right to Dream Academy’s superb partnership with Nordsjaelland.”

Having said that, the youngster does have limited experience with just 29 professional appearances, four goals and five assists at club level, and will unlikely be heading to London to become a first choice for Moyes.

There is, however, an opportunity and huge potential for Osman to develop his craft with the Hammers over the coming months and there is no reason why he couldn’t one day become an incredible asset to the club.

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