West Ham could “pounce” and sign Joan Jordan this summer if his proposed move to Sevilla collapses, according to Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness.
The Eibar midfielder has been linked with the Hammers, as they look to continue a productive summer in the transfer market, following the exciting capture of Pablo Fornals from Villarreal.
It is Sevilla who are favourites for his signature, but there appears to a potential stumbling block in the transfer.
They are refusing to pay the €15 million buyout clause in Jordan’s contract, offering €12 million and are “not willing to part with the extra €3 million”.
There is still a fairly good chance that Sevilla’s stance will change, however, with the La Liga club known for playing hardball on occasions.
West Ham are thought to be monitoring the situation, as they weigh up whether or not to jump in and attempt to sign the 24-year-old.
2019/20 Premier League: West Ham's first 5 fixtures
Man City (h)
West Ham’s season starts with the toughest opponents imaginable: Manchester City.
The Hammers host the Premier League champions on August 10th, with anything other than defeat a bonus, in truth.
The first away match of the campaign sees Manuel Pellegrini’s side visit Brighton.
The Seagulls could be an interesting proposition under new manager Graham Potter, so it could be a tricky afternoon.
Another away fixture follows, as West Ham make the relatively short trip to Watford.
Both sides will be looking for a top-half finish and this could be an entertaining encounter.
Norwich City (h)
The Hammers host newly promoted Norwich City to finish off their August schedule.
Only a win will do in a fixture of this ilk, if Pellegrini’s men want to aim for a seventh-place finish.
Aston Villa (a)
Another of the Premier League new boys follow, as West Ham travel to Aston Villa.
Trips to Villa Park can be awkward, but the Hammers will be favourites going into the game.