West Ham is finally making moves.
According to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano, West Ham United are “now close” to signing another player in January, with talks moving quickly.
West Ham sign Kalvin Phillips
On Tuesday, the Hammers agreed to capture Man City midfielder and England international Kalvin Phillips on a season-long loan with the option to buy.
David Moyes’ side will pay his full £135,000-per-week salary and, depending on events, may decide to sign him permanently in the summer, with technical director Tim Steidten, co-chairman David Sullivan, and West Ham’s recruitment team winning the race for his services.
With Phillips reportedly scheduled to have his physical today, West Ham will gain a midfielder with proven Premier League experience and a guy who can truly strengthen Moyes’ push for another European qualification spot.
It’s been a busy previous 48 hours at the London Stadium, with overnight reports indicating that West Ham have begun discussions to sign FC Nordsjaelland winger Ibrahim Osman.
The Ghanaian, who graduated from the ‘Right to Dream’ camp alongside Irons star Mohammed Kudus, might follow Phillips to the club.
West Ham talks for Osman are moving quickly, and an agreement is “close”
Now, respected transfer source Romano has provided his own update on the situation, following up similar accusations from insider ExWHUemployee.
Indeed, Romano reports on X this morning that West Ham’s talks with Osman are moving quickly, with the club “close” to reaching an agreement to sign the African.
The dynamic 19-year-old has made 16 appearances at club level this season, with Nordsjaelland boss Johannes Thorup heaping praise on his versatility and quickness in the attacking zones.
“He is a fast winger and striker, and I have high expectations for his skill,” Thorup stated (via Ghana Soccer Net).
“He has the pace that we need from at least one of our strikers. I don’t want to suggest he needs to take over for someone, but people can certainly figure out that there is a guy who is incredibly good for us in the Super League and may be difficult to keep.”
The Nordsjaeland manager’s prediction may be confirmed by recent developments, as Osman appears to be on the verge of moving to east London.