Army of agents trying to move Maiga


modibomaigaWest Ham United are becoming increasingly desperate to find a taker for misfiring striker Modibo Maiga  – currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

The Mali international has been a massive flop at Upton Park since his £5 million switch from Sochaux and has managed only four appearances since joining the Championship club.

Sources inside the Boleyn confirmed to ClaretandHugh earlier today that the current deal with the Hoops is until the end of the season and there is no clause in the deal for an early return to the Irons!

And we were told the club has an army of agents at work in Europe trying to organise a move for the player.

The player is believed to be earning around £30,000 a week and our understanding is that QPR are footing half of that during his loan spell.

But any extension of the loan or of a permanent deal being done looks highly unlikely with Rangers boss Harry Redknapp declaring recently that the player “has to make me want to pick him.”

An Upton Park source told us that with two years left on his Boleyn Ground contract the club needed to find a club for the player.

He explained exclusively: “Modibo has been a massive disappointment. We will expect to take a big hit on the buying price but we have people working on the situation.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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