West Ham in pole position to seal deal for Maxwel Cornet after confirmed news - pundit
Arthur Masuaku’s exit will pave the way for West Ham to sign Maxwel Cornet from Burnley.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest transfer movement at the London Stadium.
On Tuesday (2 August), West Ham confirmed Masuaku has left the club and joined Besiktas on a on a season-long loan, with a view to making the deal permanent in the summer of next year.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers from Greek side Olympiacos in August 2016.
According to The Guardian‘s Jacob Steinberg (2 August), the Irons are close to agreeing a deal to sign Cornet from Burnley.
However, the London club face competition from Everton, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest for the left-footer’s signature.
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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Cornet potentially replacing Masuaku, Campbell said: “It would be a like for like.
“Masuaku has done a job every time he has come in. He has done ok.
“He has not been a regular starter though. It gets to the point where you want to play. At Besiktas, he will play.
“I’m sure he would go with West Ham fans blessing.
“David Moyes is clearly in the market for a left-sided player. If a [Filip] Kostic or Cornet comes in you have cover. That would be a like for like replacement.
“West Ham have been so consistent. Players on the periphery don’t get much game time. The first XI have been so consistent.”