Sky Sports is reporting that West Ham have triggered Maxwel Cornet’s £17.5m release clause with the forward now en route for a medical. Newcastle held talks on a structured deal for Cornet last week.
Here is the latest from Keith Downie on the 25-year-old.
Maxwel Cornet travelling to London for a West Ham medical reports @skysports_sheth. That after The Hammers met his £17.5m release clause. Cornet, a former teammate of Bruno Guimarães at Lyon, had been someone Newcastle had looked at in recent weeks #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 4, 2022
David Moyes added Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo earlier in the window and now has Cornet as another attacking option. The Hammers will not have to fret as much over striker Michail Antonito’s fitness as in previous campaigns.
West Ham have also agreed on a deal for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, though personal terms have not been reached. Everton have jumped into the fray with reports claiming Onana prefers Goodison Park.
Newcastle will have to remove another target out of their pool of targets, which Eddie Howe admitted earlier in the week was not a vast one. Hopefully, another surprise bid, à la James Maddison, is in the offing as reinforcements up front are sorely needed.
60 comments so far
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:39 PMComment #1
We obviously weren’t in for him then !
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:39 PMComment #2
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:40 PMComment #3
True that mate 😉
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:41 PMComment #4
Apparently, his name was put forward…so, no real interest.. i suspect.
Press just using us for hits?
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:42 PMComment #5
…maybe a littlr press/other fans interaction, to build chagrin!?!
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:42 PMComment #6
Clint, I said IPad on previous in case you missed it. 😉
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:42 PMComment #7
Not sure what we were doing here. Were we keeping the cash for a major signing such as Maddison, and hence went for a structured deal?
If he was a genuine target then it really is puzzling
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:43 PMComment #8
NF will be an interesting fixture.
Neither knows what to expect!
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:43 PMComment #9
Ta mate…for your patience!
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:47 PMComment #10
I’m sure we’ve been offered 100’s of players. Maybe opened tentative talks with say 10 -12.
Significant negotiations, offers with maybe 6, and I include Botman, Pope and Targett in that 6.
Ekitike was another, Maddison looks real + 1 other we don’t know about.
What the clubs actually doing will be a far cry from what agents/press and itk’s claim.
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:48 PMComment #11
Jonathan Woodgate: I love the players Arsenal have brought in and they will be close to the top four again this season. I don’t see West Ham doing as well this time and although people might talk about Newcastle if they make a good start, I think they will make the Europa League – that would be a successful season for them.
Good lad Woodgate! 🙂
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:48 PMComment #12
I reckon that take on it, ain’t too far from the truth, mate.
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:57 PMComment #13
Overall the fact that very little has leaked out about our transfer interests this summer is a good sign of the level of control over communications and the professionalism that exists within the club now.
JP...from The Rock
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:58 PMComment #14
Final League Position – 6th
Final no. of points – 59
Goals Scored (Premiership) – 60
League Cup round – semi
FA Cup round – quarter
Player of the Season – Bruno
Top goal scorer – Wilson
No. of goals scored by TGS – 14
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:58 PMComment #15
Right now my PL table predictions are:
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:59 PMComment #16
Agreed, a new and very welcome level of professionalism.
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:59 PMComment #17
Sign Maddison and another ST and 6th becomes possible.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:02 PMComment #18
Jesus Shola. Do you seriously think Villa will finish higher than us?
I think if they get 10ty they’re doing well.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:18 PMComment #19
Rob no offence mate but i don`t think it`s so preposterous for Shola to think Villa could finish higher than us as they also have some quality players, i personally think we will finish slightly higher than Villa, but it certainly wouldn`t be a huge shock if we didn`t in my opinion Rob HWTL.
The mighty wyn
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:26 PMComment #20
Quite shocked – no new players mentioned at all that I’ve seen
Oh and I see kets is back under a new guise. Taking the mick now really with the boring slagging off of Eddie and some of the players
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:27 PMComment #21
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:28 PMComment #22
If no one leaves Leicester with days to go regarding the transfer window, and we have brought anyone in by then, I can see us going to make a late bid for Maddison.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:28 PMComment #23
I think IRob is right infact I see Villa bottom 6 and second fav for their manager to be sacked after Lampard
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:29 PMComment #24
You can’t go in to a new season, especially in the prem without strengthening, you just can’t.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:31 PMComment #25
We should know that more than anyone.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:31 PMComment #26
Don’t worry marra we won’t
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:38 PMComment #27
“You can’t go in to a new season, especially in the prem without strengthening, you just can’t.”
we have strengthened. Pope and Botman so far.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:40 PMComment #28
I’m on about Leicester, lol.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:41 PMComment #29
They haven’t signed anyone.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:41 PMComment #30
Newcastle United FC
“We’ve got to do the club proud.”
The boss ahead of the new season
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #31
Maybe your on the wrong blog
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:45 PMComment #32
Think some are on the wrong planet, lol.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #33
Aug 4, 2022 at 4:15 PM
Who blinks first…?
Be a great buy but I imagine a very difficult deal to do right now…
Heard it will be the last approach today for Maddison from the club…
Hopefully it’s an acceptable bid
Mund, so you have been told, that today is the last time we bid for Maddison.
Oh Jesus,Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey..
You have a direct line to Dan Ashworth don’t you?
Ya little tinker,fancy keeping this a secret from the blog…
😆 😆 😆
Bills Son Is Back
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #34
On finishing predictions…
In the season we lost the Prem to Man U….
Four mates of mine used to chip in and put a big bet of the winners of the four leagues – not all of them Toon supporters.
They had all three right bar the Prem going into the last match – and they had Man U to win the Prem.
Man U were almost certain to take title, they did, and they won £34,000 – you my have it at the time in the Chron.
My gutted feeling on losing the title race was only slightly abated by the free bar they put on for our group of mates after the match at the Three Mile in Gosforth.
Mind… the following year not a bookie around would take their bet again.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #35
I love wor Eddie
If our owners weren’t so clever we could of ended up with Lampard or Gerrard
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:49 PMComment #36
Howay man! I know you’re missing your chieftain but I’m not the type of guy who likes to be fluffed up…
Sorry matey 🙂
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:50 PMComment #37
Just imagine mate! 🙁
Even tho the mass majority wouldn’t of picked Eddie we can all agree he has been absolutely breath taking since he came through the door.
He could very easily go down as our greatest manager ever
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:54 PMComment #38
I must admit I wanted Rafa back and Munster wanted to stick with Bruce but Eddie was the smart move
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:56 PMComment #39
IF Leicester manage to keep all of their players,I can see them having a good season..
No Europe is going to be a massive plus this season,due to the debacle in Doha!
The season is already condensed because of it,then after GW 6 the fixtures become ridiculous,for those in Europe.
Aug 4, 2022 at 5:56 PMComment #40
It will turn out to be one of our greatest ever signings bur right now he is definitely the best signing of the new era.