News of Nayef Aguerd’s £30 million transfer out of London Stadium comes in January, telling West Ham United to sell the player.
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Frank McAvennie thinks West Ham United won’t be able to stop Nayef Aguerd from giving in to the money Saudi Arabian teams are offering him.
X reported on January 3rd, by Fabrizio Romano, that several Saudi teams have expressed interest in the Moroccan center-back. The Hammers have also had approaches from AC Milan and AS Roma, but they can only provide loan agreements, which West Ham would not accept.
The days of Aguerd at the London Stadium “appear to be numbered,” according to 6foot2 editor Sean Whetstone’s tweet on Thursday, December 4. The Hammers won’t stand in his way if they can recoup the £30 million they paid to buy him from Rennes in 2022.
“Yeah, sorry, I would sell him,” McAvennie remarked in response to West Ham Zone.
“I am aware of the enormous amount of money they are receiving these days, but if they pursue him, they will bestow upon him immense wealth.”
“You’re not going to want to stay if someone is spending that much money and they’re only offering four or five hundred grand a week.
“I don’t give a damn about this bullshit that players travel to Saudi Arabia to experience the culture—that’s nonsense; you’re there to make money.”
Given that Aguerd has played well for the team over the last 18 months, some West Ham supporters will undoubtedly be very disappointed by this development.
After missing the first few months of his London Stadium career due to injuries, the defender had a challenging start to his career.
However, upon his return to the pitch, he rapidly established himself as a starter and played a crucial role in the Hammers’ victory last season in the Europa Conference League.
The Moroccan has made numerous appearances in the first half of the season, but at times his play has suffered and he has made some previously unnoticed mistakes. As a result, there have been many whispers circulating about the Moroccan’s future at the club.
We seen the extreme excess of the money provided by Saudi teams during the summer of last year, so if Aguerd receives an offer of that kind, it won’t be shocking if he accepts, which might infuriate West Ham United.
Aguerd will undoubtedly leave West Ham United if they are able to recover the cost of hiring him. It’s another matter completely whether it happens this month.
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