Three reasons West Ham must hijack Real Betis’ bid to sign Ryan Boudebouz

According to reports in French publication L’Equipe, Real Betis are closing in on the signing of Montpellier attacking midfielder Ryan Boudebouz after agreeing a fee in the region of £6.2m for the player, but they are concerned that Premier League side West Ham United could still trump their offer.

According to France Football, via L’Equipe, on July 25, Slaven Bilic’s men were named as one of the potential suitors for Boudebouz with the Irons boss keen to strengthen his squad and attacking options following a disappointing campaign at the London Stadium – something he has already started to solve by bringing in Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez this summer.

The Algerian has been an influential performer for Montpellier since a move from Bastia in 2015 – form that has attracted the interest of a number of clubs – and he looks set to leave the side that only narrowly avoided relegation to Ligue 2 last term.

Even though a deal has been agreed between the Ligue 1 outfit and Real Betis, the Hammers certainly shouldn’t give up on the impressive 27-year-old.

Here are three reasons West Ham must hijack Real Betis’ move for Boudebouz…