All is not lost for Eze bid

David Moyes has been reported to have met with representatives of Eberechi Eze in the past week in what has been said to have been a very positive meeting.

QPR’s Eze is greatly admired by the West Ham manager and board but they know they will not be alone in their admiration this summer.

A bid for the 22-year-old will almost definitely rely on the sale of a West Ham player to raise the necessary funds with Felipe Anderson being the most obvious candidate.

Eze is at his best in the No 10 position and finished the season with 14 goals, including a great effort when QPR ended their season with the 2-2 draw that led to West Brom winning automatic promotion last week.

The Hammers are reported to have paid €41m (£37m) to Lazio for the attacking midfielder in 2018 with a further €6m (£5.4m) in potential add-ons and another €5m (£4.5m) on agents fees.

In today’s transfer market, the Hammers may be lucky to £25m for the Brazilian but could yet be forced to take a lower amount to ship out the player and his six-figure weekly wage off the books.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “All is not lost for Eze bid

  1. So this guy got less goals than Hugill playing in the same team, hmmm.

    • We should go all in for this one, Brentford battered Swansea yesterday, they may lose to Fulham or Cardiff in the final but its unlikely so imagine that Watkins and Benrahma will be playing for them next year. Watkins is a helluva player probably bigger clubs than us will end up buying him and budget wise well out of our league.

  2. He`s an attacking mid-fielder,not a striker!

  3. why not just get him now before another club come in with the money, then cover his fee with a player sale later?

    Otherwise we are going after the players we actually need with a huge and unnecessary disadvantage.

  4. All this talk of having to sell is a decision by the owners FFP is an irrelevance, if they want to they can put up the money. The worst thing that could happen is a fine that any good lawyer can mitigate against as displayed numerous times by every club that has been penalised.

  5. Hugill has definitely done us a favor by scoring all those goals for QPR.Wetger you want to believe it or not,He made a difference for them and I’m sure they would like to hold on to him.Thats why He is a perfect bargaining tool.Even if other teams come in and We have to give something more to QPR to make the deal happen.Eze is a hot commodity right now and QPR are going to get what they want even if it’s from someone else.I say pay them what they want and give them Hugill for free
    to sweeten the deal.

  6. Better speak to Hugill first eh? He may have an opinion on his future life.

  7. Spot on Che but we have a very bad board that never learns about how to get a better team that actually lives up to their mouth about being in top six. And if they can’t or won’t do what’s needed then sell up please .

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