The media and fans are talking about their rather lofty ambitions, their progress this season and now, their transfer plans.
One of the most immediate things the club will want to resolve, if not this winter then certainly come the summer, is the future of on loan defender Carl Jenkinson, who of course belongs to Arsenal.
Sam Allardyce is keen to take the player on a permanent deal, but given Jenkinson’s parent club values him at around £12 million, a final solution to the Jenkinson loan deal is some way off yet.
Whilst the player may be someone West Ham want to land, his price tag is not one they are willing to pay according to the Daily Mail.
Given the defender has already made more appearances this season than the entire duration of last season’s Premier League, you would think the player himself would be on board with any permanent move across London.
Jenkinson has seen his game develop at West Ham under the tutelage of Sam Allardyce and the fact that he is able to play week in, week out clearly helps his craft – as it would any young player.
Returning to Arsenal now would only hinder him further.
West Ham meanwhile are a club going places. They want to not only push for European football but actually achieve it and are even looking to win the league in the coming seasons.
Obviously this will take a huge amount of investment and the owners are on board with that – but before any world class stars are signed, it is worth noting that Jenkinson has been a major part of the club’s success this term – and shelling out £12 million for him may not seem a huge step forward but if you consider their budget and where the club was last season, it really is.
Jenkinson himself seems to be open to pushing for the move and has made it very clear that he won’t spend another season on the bench, and that will play into the east London club’s hands and potentially even allow some negotiating room with Arsenal in terms of the price.
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