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.