Originally discussions started for a loan move with an option to buy at the end of the 2021/22 season.
However, the Ligue 1 giants perhaps favoured either an immediate permanent sale or a loan with an obligation to buy included.
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Areola spent last season on loan at Fulham and the Frenchman suitably impressed for the Cottagers despite ultimately suffering relegation to the Championship.
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Signing Areola would likely be a nod towards a changing of the guard as a future number one at the London Stadium.
Although current occupant Lukasz Fabianski continues to maintain a high level of performance, at 36 years old, David Moyes is right to operate a contingency.
Facing competition from the newly signed Italian hero Gianluigi Donnarumma and ex-Real Madrid star Keylor Navas in the French capital, it’s of little wonder Areola would seek another move away.
Valued at £15.3million and under contract until 2023 in Paris (Transfermarkt), the Hammers must be confident of striking a low-cost deal.