West Ham are reportedly set to sign Nordsjaelland winger Ibrahim Osman on the same day they complete a loan deal for Kalvin Phillips. The Manchester City midfielder, 28, is expected to travel to London today to complete a medical with the Hammers and end speculation over his short-term future.
Phillips has appeared just four times in the Premier League for the champions in the 2023/24 campaign, following a first season where he also failed to hold down a regular starting place following his £45million move from Leeds. And a six month deal suits all parties, with Phillips wanting to keep himself in the frame for England selection in Euro 2024.
But West Ham are also seeking a permanent tranfer in the form of Osman. The 19-year-old has played 17 times for the Danish top-flight club this season, scoring twice.
According to Sky Sports, talks between the two clubs are well underway, with the London club set to offer a £15million fee. And significantly, the Ghanaian star is a product of the same youth set-up as compatriot Mohammed Kudus.
Kudus is widely perceived to have been his side’s best performer in the Premier League this season since his summer switch from Ajax, and has scored 10 times in all competitions. And like Osman, he graduated at the Right to Dream Academy, based in Ghana.
The multi-club multi-academy group, founded in 1999, has with branches in Egypt and links to TUT FC, as well as Nordsjaelland and San Diego in the United States. Since 2007, more than 150 graduates have gone on to play professional football.
A double transfer boost for David Moyes will be welcomed by West Ham fans, who despite last season’s Europa Conference League success have questioned the lack of ambition at the club. Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield United left the Hammers sixth in the table.