The transfer of Kouyaté to West Ham could be made official today. He passed the medical tests yesterday and is negotiating about the last details today. It's expected he'll sign in the afternoon.
West Ham will pay around 8,5 million euro for the midfielder. 20% of that amount goes to Kouyate's managers. The remaining amount will most likely be used to find a decent replacement. And that's necessary: since Kouyate was moved from the defence to the midfield, he reached a high level and the players around him improved as well.
Gregorz Krychowiak is first on the list to replace the Senegalese. The Polish player from Stade de Reims cost around 5 million and is eager to join Anderlecht: "It's a nice club. They win prices every year and qualified for the Champions League. It's every footballer's dream to play in the Champions League".
Krychowiak also confirmed that talks are already ongoing: "I have to be patient, but my manager is working on a deal", he said.