West Ham Eyeing Man City’s Rising Star: Cole Palmer
In the ever-evolving world of Premier League transfers, there’s a buzz around the London Stadium as West Ham look set to bolster their attacking options.
Cole Palmer: Man City’s Gem
It’s no secret within football circles that Cole Palmer has been turning heads at the Etihad. After an impressive stint with Manchester City, the talented forward, who’s just 21, is now on the radar of several top clubs. Interestingly, City’s gaffer, Pep Guardiola, resisted the allure of loaning him out last season. And that decision seemed to pay off – especially after Palmer’s sublime finish against Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday. Not only is he shining at club level, but he was also instrumental in the England Under-21 squad’s success during the European Championships this summer.
West Ham’s Busy Transfer Window
Amidst all the transfer rumours, one thing stands out – West Ham are not holding back. Their pursuit of Palmer has coincided with discussions around the availability of Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian maestro, who had transitioned to City from Lyon merely a year ago, seems to be another name on the Hammers’ wishlist.
And it doesn’t stop there. Reliable sources indicate accepted bids for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Manchester United’s stalwart, Harry Maguire. It’s anticipated that the deal for Ward-Prowse will be wrapped up ahead of Maguire. Meanwhile, the Hammers are on the brink of securing a deal for the dynamic Mexican midfielder, Edson Alvarez, in a swoop worth £35m from Ajax.
What Lies Ahead?
The East London side seems intent on building a formidable squad for the upcoming season. With potential additions like Cole Palmer and others, the Premier League should be on alert. West Ham are clearly sending a statement of intent.