FOOTBALL – Montpellier HSC Mercato : English offer for a striker
The last days of the summer mercato promise to be agitated at Montpellier Hérault. MHSC is about to lose one of its cannonballers to a Premier League club.
A striker of Montpellier towards the Premier League?
The Montpellier Hérault has had a complicated start to the season and could lose a lot of money at the end of the mercato. Its captain Andy Delort wants to leave La Paillade. The Algerian striker is being courted by Christophe Galtier’s OGC Nice. In search of a center-forward, Olympique de Marseille would also have a nice deal with the 29-year-old player. Besides Delort, Olivier Dall’Oglio, the new coach of Montpellier, could also lose Gaëtan Laborde. If Laurent Nicollin recently revealed that he had rejected Sevilla, another European contender is about to go on the offensive for the 27-year-old forward. According to Midi Libre, West Ham is preparing an offer for Laborde’s transfer.
An offer in preparation for Gaëtan Laborde
Already in the ranks to recruit Gaëtan Laborde during the winter mercato, West Ham is still in the race to sign the Montpellier Hérault striker. The regional newspaper understands that the proposal of the London club should reach Laurent Nicollin early next week. It remains to be seen whether this offer will meet the expectations of the president of MHSC. Gaëtan Laborde is still under contract until 2023, his market value is estimated at 15 million euros on Transfermarkt. He finished the last season with 18 goals and 9 assists in all competitions. Enough to catch the eye of clubs like West Ham, Sevilla and Stade Rennais. The Montpellier striker has already scored two goals in as many league games this season. A big loss in sight for Olivier Dall’Oglio.