Bakambu’s previous deal was set to expire in 2020 but he had been linked with a move away from the La Liga side earlier than that, with West Ham and the newly-promoted Newcastle two of the teams most heavily linked with moves for the DR Congo international this summer.
The Hammers have been on the hunt for a new striker all summer but have found it hard to tie any forward signings down.
They had been linked with a move for Henry Onyekuru before he signed for Everton, while both Kelechi Iheanacho and Olivier Giroud are unlikely to be in the London Stadium’s home dressing room next season.
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