It looks as though West Ham are set to miss out on the signature of Algerian international Ryad Boudebouz.
The Montpellier playmaker has been linked with a move to the London Stadium for some time now, but an offer from Real Betis is seemingly too lucrative for the experienced midfielder to turn down.
That is, according to Algerian news outlet Le Buteur, as cited by Sport Witness, who claim that Betis’ proposal to Boudebouz is significantly more attractive than both West Ham and Besiktas’, both of whom were interested.
The 27-year-old is seemingly set to secure his switch to La Liga imminently, with Betis having fended off competition from several clubs across Europe.
Boudebouz, who has flourished in Ligue 1 for both Sochaux and Montpellier, was one of the continent’s most industrious players last season, and showed his quality on a number of occasions.
West Ham have already bolstered their creative force this summer, but a move for Boudebouz would have undoubtedly added something different.