Reports in Spain suggest West Ham are in talks with Osasuna defensive midfielder Raoul Loe ahead of €2.2million move.
The 24-year Cameroon international is thought to be in London to have talks and a medical with the Hammers and is Sam Allardyce’s pick to replace the injured Mohamed Diame.
Diame has been an inconsistent performer this season after a successful debut campaign last year and, following increased speculation of a January move away from the club, looks set for a prolonged injury lay-off after he was stretched off against Manchester City at Upton Park on Tuesday night.
And Loe, who is a player of similar ilk to Diame, is expected to put pen-to-paper on a permanent deal at the club, with West Ham paying €1.1million up front and another €1.1million in the summer.
Loe has made just seven La Liga appearances for Osasuna this season, while last season he netted twice in 23 appearances.
Here’s what West Ham fans think of the potential move…
6 ft 4″, Defensive midfielder. This Raoul Loe sounds like an absolute BEAST.
— Lawrence Belcher (@Lawrenceee_B) January 24, 2014
Raoul Loe? Yes please. Really impressive for Osasuna since joining them. Would be very happy with that.
— Dan Springate (@dcsWHUFC) January 24, 2014
Raoul Loe on his way to West Ham it seems. He has a great engine on him.
— Jay O’Connor ⚒ (@Jayoconnor8) January 24, 2014
Raoul loe? Ain’t the team slow enough as it is? He makes Nolan look like bolt
— 父 Gary Lennon 父 (@gazza800) January 24, 2014