A potentially huge problem for the Hammers
The money that Aguerd is being given by the Saudi Arabian side may attract the Moroccan even if they are now refusing to let him leave. Given the offer that is being considered, it is probable that he would try to force a move out of East London.
Some clubs are unsure of their position because the Saudi Arabian transfer market ends on Thursday [7 August], giving clubs one longer week to complete deals than sides in England.
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According to an article published on August 31 by the Saudi journalist Salem Al Kulaib, Aguerd had given the go-ahead for joining Al Ittihad, where he would team up with well-known athletes like Ngolo Kante and Karim Benzema.
The Moroccan has been a pillar in David Moyes’ defense and started the first two games of the season before getting sent off against Chelsea for receiving two yellow cards, which prevented him from playing in the sensational 3-1 victory over Brighton at the Amex.
In other West Ham news, after conversations with a player abroad, the club will need to act quickly to finalize a transaction.