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11 Jul 2019 05:27:36
I've read we could be after a loan move for Higuain?

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11 Jul 2019 09:14:43
Massive wages yes
Career in decline yes
Pony all last season yes

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11 Jul 2019 09:17:46
I would be very surprised, however he does hold the ball up well, which suits MP style of play.
I like the Haller rumours though. I know Eds have said we have little chance, but MPH are good at what they do (e. g. none mentioned Fornals), so never say never. Gomez clearly wanted CL football, and preferably in Spain, and he got both at Valencia, not money motivated so unfortunately no chance. Haller on the other had has spoken about his desire to come to the Prem already, back in December, ironically linked with Newcastle. The key thing though, he would want to be first choice, and what top 6 prem club plays with a striker like him? He would be second choice at all the top 6, and won't fit any of their styles of play.
WHU are his best option in the prem therefore IMO, as we have a manager who builds a team around a player just like him, and MP is a manager most players would love to work with. He would be the hottest show in town at WHU, whereas at Man Utd he replaces Lukaku (if he goes) as backup to Rashford, and i don't believe Man Utd are building a style of team that plays to Haller's strengths, or if he is even their 1st choice replacement.
Money and trophies talk though, so he may be swayed to play no.2 at one of the top 6, which is (I think) why EDs say we have little chance. Would be a HUGE coup for us were it to happen.

11 Jul 2019 10:02:42
Well stated! I agree with all of that. As long as any Haller saga doesn’t go to the Gomez lengths.

11 Jul 2019 10:04:39
I really don’t want Higuain. He’s past it and couldn’t cope with the pace of the PL.

11 Jul 2019 10:30:13
100% Markro, i hate these drawn out sagas, Anderson was bad enough last summer, at least it ended well for us.
Furthermore on Higuain, Sarri is now manager there, who loved him at Napoli so much so that he brought him to Chelsea. Unless he cannot work both him and Ronaldo into his style, and doesn't want a reliable striker he knows like Higuain as backup, I think it is VERY unlikely.

If rumours are surfacing of WHU speaking to Juve about a player, then it is more likely to be speculation around Moise Kean, who (surprise surprise) Everton are reported to have bid for. We always get linked to the same players as them. Maybe we are interested, possibly as a loan opposed to Everton's purchase, or we are just bluffing/ interfering to make it harder for Everton.
Any other Juve players we could be linked with?

11 Jul 2019 10:29:00
Higuain at 31 valued at £36m!?
Don’t touch him with a barge pole. This happens every window, we lose out on our prime target and panic buy.

11 Jul 2019 11:10:47
Still a month to go, no worries.

11 Jul 2019 11:43:19
Haller is not going to happen.

11 Jul 2019 17:23:49
What about Diego Costa, I would have him all day long at the right price, Premiership experience, absolute nightmare for defenders, scores goals, fancies a return to the Premiership apparently, yes please, the fans would love him👍⚒⚒⚒.

11 Jul 2019 19:58:28
All. this time wasted AGAIN in another window chasing a striker who was never going to join. Smacks of lacazette and bacca all over again. Waste, waste and more waste.

{Ed002's Note - It happens all of the time to all clubs - there is an attempt made to sign a player - and it is unsuccessful. It is no big deal.}

11 Jul 2019 20:53:50
no big deal but just feels abit disappointing. i said at early in the window i think we are going to fall short here. still got time and would love haller/ werner/ kean etc but can't see anyone like that heading to us. we can't just have chica as we don't play to his needs can't hold to ball up and just gave up a bit to easily. i don't know where we go from here. i'd like to know eds opinion if they were in this situation who they would have their eyes on upfront and who would be affordable and who would be a viable option? cheers.

11 Jul 2019 22:26:21
Typical west ham buisness tell the world and his wife all our buisness bad buisness skills theyaint selling dolls let's put the word out get some buisness del boy sick to death of drumming up false targets just to say well we did try not for me just load of bollocks we will top up with a washed up decent player 5year ago only coming to pick up decent money and f--k west ham I will hold my hands up ifwe get HALLER my hands will be well and truly by my side. COYI.

11 Jul 2019 22:42:01
Diego Costa would want too much, but he’d be perfect.

12 Jul 2019 00:19:01
What surprises me with Gomez is that they have been after him since January and yet if reports are to be believed are shocked he didn’t want to join. I know we can’t tap up players but there are other ways of sounding a player out and knowing where you sit.

12 Jul 2019 10:28:55
Higuian and Costa would be typical West Ham signings!

I thought those days were behind us, going for the over 30 best days behind them players who´ll no doubt be on huge wages!

Younger hungry players showing some form to progress the club, plus sell on value that can be reinvested further into the club!

if we keep doing what we´ve always done will we just stagnate!

12 Jul 2019 13:41:10
Ed002 - “It is no big deal. ” Haha, loving the double entendre.

10 Jul 2019 22:31:57
Keeping Chich may be a good thing. It'll cost approximately £7m in wages, but if he scores 8-12 goals it could be worth £120m regards to staying in the league, therefore a no brainer.

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11 Jul 2019 06:19:14
Mebe but he didn't work hard enough when he didn't have the ball[which was a lot of the time] Once he looses the ball his shoulders drops and complains the ball to him wasnt good enough. He will always have fans on his back if he doesn't work. He does have a lot of talent and is good in the box but for me his work rate is not good enough, but as u said 7M isn't a lot in todays market.

11 Jul 2019 06:57:52
Markwhu, agree with your reasoning about Hernandez, if he does score that amount of goals it won’t be through his own workrate that’s for sure. Bideford is bang on with his assessment of him, his work rate is appalling, non exiistent off the ball, you can’t consistently afford to have non contributors in our league or team! If he bangs them in, then all will be forgiven, he is on £140k to do just that, but for me an anonymous squad player!

11 Jul 2019 09:13:09
Chico can't play as a lone striker as he needs someone who will do the work for him, at this point I wouldn't sell him though as we have no one else.

11 Jul 2019 12:49:14
We might as we have kept Perez he actually scored almost as many goals as chocaritto and was only on the pitch half as long.

10 Jul 2019 19:04:00
Any truth WH are chaseing Seb Huller from Frankfurt I rate hime better than gomas he has pace to burn.

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10 Jul 2019 19:36:03
ed has said a few time no chance, I've seen that story on twitter to frankfurt and west ham both in switzerland haller left on the bench. 2+2=15.

10 Jul 2019 19:50:33
According to our website we have signed haller for 36 million.

10 Jul 2019 19:51:50
Fingers, and everything else, as crossed as they can be.

10 Jul 2019 19:54:57
Wasn’t Snoddy a Huller? 😉.

10 Jul 2019 20:24:06
the guys who first broke the story is called nicolo schira. italian journo. never heard of the bloke or if he is even a good source.

10 Jul 2019 21:08:21
Works for Gazetta. seems he was one of the early journalists who broke Andersen and Diop transfers.

10 Jul 2019 22:13:00
Fingers and everything else as crossed as they can be.

10 Jul 2019 22:13:58
If MPH is speeding this one through on the relative quiet - what a coup!

10 Jul 2019 22:36:32
Less than 10% chance I reckon.

He's basically out of our league currently, far too well known a prospect and if he's on the move bigger more well established clubs would be in for him.

We can dream though.

11 Jul 2019 00:15:13
Frankfurt May take the 40mill but I think Haller will hold out for a bigger club. With Jovic gone he would be first choice now and Man Utd are interested by all accounts too. Would be a coup and would stop the striker concerns but I think it would be a tough deal to sell to him - but who knows.

10 Jul 2019 09:32:13
I still think a deal could be on for Callum Wilson.

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10 Jul 2019 12:01:08
Too expensive I believe.

10 Jul 2019 13:17:54
Dodgy knees, no thanks.

10 Jul 2019 14:10:10
Signing a new contract with Bournemouth isn't he?

10 Jul 2019 17:29:36
I really hope so.

11 Jul 2019 01:45:25
WILSONS knees areshot to pieces 2 ACL injurys no thanks.

09 Jul 2019 22:59:42
Hey Ed. Was your comment about Borja Iglesias based in rumblings or murmours you've heard or of solid interest on West Ham's part you know about?

Others who have club sources stating a number of names definitely not coming, and it sounding like Marega and one other mystery named player in the frame (and you're the onky one to have put Borja Iglesias in the frame) .


{Ed002's Note - This is what I have said:
Maxi Gomez (S) First choice and needs to be resolved
Salomon Rondon (S) Need to push now given the uncertainty at Newcastle
Callum Wilson (S) emerging interest as Gomez is looking difficult
Duvan Zapata (S) - the player was not keen on a move to West Ham in January and the €50M asking price has already scared off Newcastle and Inter Milan - WHU could return but I doubt he would be viable, certainly not at the asking price.
Moussa Marega (S) looking for a move to the PL with interest from Wolves, West Ham and Leicester - interest of Aston Villa has gone after signing Wesley.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (S) was a realistic target and very much the Andy Carroll type player - but there is a lot of competition - and WHU did not take the time to talk with Fulham as other clubs are already doing so - he will head elsewhere or opt to stay at Fulham with a one year get out at a low price in case there is no promotion
Borja Iglesias (S) watched by WH playing for Espanyol and an option to Gomez - but Everton are keen
Florian Aye (S) makes little sense
Edin Dzeko (S) - heading elsewhere
Max Kruse (S) - has been watched by West Ham but heading elsewhere
Dario Benedetto (S) is a Plan C for Roma and RBL and suggested WHU move makes no sense given his goals have dried up, his injuries over the past couple of years and he will only be able to get a one year Tier 5 work permit initially.}

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10 Jul 2019 11:07:10
so not much to look forward to then ed haha.

10 Jul 2019 12:55:05
Thanks for the info Ed (and apologies if I've made you repeat yourself) .

10 Jul 2019 18:47:55

10 Jul 2019 07:34:40
West Ham should go youth and pace and hunger. I like the German under 23 top scorer who plays for Freiburg Luka Waldschmidt. He looked good in the 23s championship although Germany didn't win i think he finished top scorer. Only a mater of time before a top club picks him up - well worth a punt.

Also i would like to well done to DS and DG their is only 1 way to kill a snake and that's to cut its head off I think they done that with Arnie.

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10 Jul 2019 12:02:20
Seems like a good option if he was available - 4 weeks to go we would have to move fast whoever we go after.

09 Jul 2019 22:41:53
Sky will run a story tomorrow claiming we are returning with an improved payment structure. Heard it here first.

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10 Jul 2019 08:59:26
Maxi gomez deal is off because a certain person who has not been heard lately is pulling the purse strings . Instalments got his name all over it.

10 Jul 2019 09:13:35
Get a few more punters having a flutter on us at Skybet before it's confirmed that Valencia have signed him.

10 Jul 2019 12:04:36
Bonzo on this occasion I think that is a little unfair. I’m not sure they have 40 mill in their back pocket to pay in one go and so many European deals are based on structured payments. I think more to this than we will ever know but probably we were always trying to get someone from a distant second.

10 Jul 2019 13:32:48
The Sun are reporting we finally agreed to pay all up front but Celta liked the idea of Mina in px, I’m sure we will never know the truth.

10 Jul 2019 16:56:15
Stubbo a bit unfair mate. I think DGS have stumped up a fair bit of money on players lately. The fact that we offered instalments is not unheard of. If we only needed to buy a single striker it would have been doable. The fact we need at least two that will cost us a minimum of £80m for top quality strikers and having already spent £24m on Fornals with a back line that also need strengthening limits them. Clubs need billionaires now not multimillionaires.

I fail to see what you’re grumbling about to be fair.
Mid I was DGS I would have sold the club and walked. They get nothing but criticism from the fans. Short memory mate. They covered out debt and kept us afloat when we were close to collapse when the Icelandic’s took over. Be thankful we even have a club mate. We could have ended up like Leeds, Bolton, Portsmouth.

10 Jul 2019 22:19:01
Iron. al94. You were spot on about sky sports mate. 😂😂😂.

09 Jul 2019 10:24:00
A lot of debate over alleged Gomez comments of wanting to play in Champions League. I think people over play this, it isn't a case of wanting to play Champions League really or else they would be happy to sign for Steau Bucharest or some such club. No what players mean I believe is they want to play for a top club in England, Spain, Germany, Italy or perhaps France. Probably one of 14 or 15 clubs. So all they are really saying is I would like to play for Liverpool, areal Madrid, Barcelona and unfortunately Valencia. But we shouldn't think that puts us way down the pecking order. If those clubs don't secure a player they then have a priority generally of playing in one of the top 4 leagues and we can offer that. It may be only for a couple of seasons but it is the obvious stepping stone if they want to play for the very top clubs.

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09 Jul 2019 13:59:37
I agree with all of that, but there are more high quality players who want to play for top clubs than there are spaces available for them and they’ve got to ply their trade somewhere, if not only to show the top clubs what they’re missing for their next move.

A club like WH simply needs to be sufficiently persuasive and we’re in a better position to do that with MP at the helm.

09 Jul 2019 15:25:08
I posted gomez won't be coming to us but it was not shown . Well as just now on sky sports the deal is off hope this one gets posted.

09 Jul 2019 15:40:42
The player never wanted to come
I hope we haven’t put all our eggs in one basket
with Gomez as time is running out.

09 Jul 2019 16:09:39
Let’s wait and see, sky sports posted yesterday that deal was virtually done so do they know what’s going on!
If he comes then great but if not then it’s not the end of the world.

09 Jul 2019 16:30:35
Sky sports talk absolute crap although wouldn't be surprised if this was true.

09 Jul 2019 18:21:24
Weve been here before everybody. What's this rumour about Balotelli.

09 Jul 2019 19:42:38
Wonder what the odds are on Shinji Okazaki and Fernando Llorente joining us? I'm very worried. I just can't shake the feeling.

09 Jul 2019 21:36:04
I do believe he is off to Valencia as it’s more than one source now. But the point is still right as Makro said they only have so many spots - I just hope we have been casting the net a little wider than one player.

10 Jul 2019 08:15:14
it has become very tiresome reading about Gomez, Gomez bloody Gomez, he clearly is not interested in WH! I think some managers are glory seeking toward the fans with some so called marquee signings that are unproven in the UK by offering contracts that are an insult to a number of our existing players! What discord and upset this can cause in a squad, that is poor man management to Me, we are a TEAM as are all others, look at previous examples of ours who are no more than maybe decent players on a good day, Hernandez £140k, Arnie £120k, disgrace, we should follow Spurs wage structure, they have some far better players than ours on a lot less money! Continued Success and results can’t lie!

10 Jul 2019 19:06:59
I think most deals are structured especially the big money transfers. It's far from over they could perhaps renegotiate if structure was actually the issue.

08 Jul 2019 10:26:00
Where are we with the over all wages bill?

The list below is guesswork!


Carroll 90k
Arnie 100k+
Perez 60k?
Adrian 50k?
Fernandes 30k? Who else has left?

If Chicha/ Obiang leave 180k?


Fornals 80k?
Roberto/ Martin 60k?
Two new strikers 180k?

We seem to have plenty of scope.

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08 Jul 2019 13:09:07
Adrian 50k
Nasri 60-80k.

08 Jul 2019 16:19:29
Thanks. Had forgotten about Nasir (but did include Adrian) .

08 Jul 2019 22:54:22
Perez was 80k
Arnautovic was over 120k
Samuelsen was rumoured to be 8k

Roberto/ Martin is under 20k between them.
Fornals is meant to be closer to 50k.

08 Jul 2019 23:13:57
Thanks, Den - all of which means we are even better off than I thought!

08 Jul 2019 10:08:26
faro de vigo are reporring that maxi gomez is set to sign for west ham. by midday that will change again.

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08 Jul 2019 10:36:27
In out, in out, shake it all about.

08 Jul 2019 12:17:44
its gone midday Hardcore.

08 Jul 2019 13:29:25
Not in Hawaii Warrington lol.


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