By Richard Parks
West Ham are keen on signing three West Brom players during the summer transfer window, according to a club insider.
Ex-WHU Employee, who is an excellent source of news about the club and regularly breaks stories on Twitter, reported in an exchange with a Hammers fan on Thursday morning that the club are focused on prising key men from the Hawthorns.
Asked if there was any truth in West Ham’s reported pursuit of West Brom skipper Jonny Evans, Ex-WHU Employee replied the club “would definitely like him” as well as his senior teammates Ben Foster and Salomon Rondon.
Yes we would definitely like him as ell as a couple of others players from WBA (Rondon, Foster-dependent on price) but I would imagine Evans will have those big clubs go back in for him https://t.co/EqWbPtUjOc
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) March 1, 2018
Centre-back Evans, 30, goalkeeper Foster, 34, and striker Rondon, 28, have all been mainstays of the Baggies side that are fighting for the Premier League survival.
They have each made more than 20 league appearances this season for Alan Pardew’s team, who are
Football Insider verdict:
Evans, Foster and Rondon are all proven Premier League performers who have distinguished records in the division, and would be fine captures for West Ham. The prices would have to be right for the trio, who are also likely to be subject to significant interest from other clubs irrespective of whether West Brom avoid relegation. Evans will be in particularly high demand, but West Ham should have a decent chance of landing impressive keeper Foster and powerful spearhead Rondon if they can negotiate deals.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are on the verge of signing a 25-year-old speed machine.