West Ham have made a £20m move for Swansea’s Andrew Ayew and Diafra Sakho appears to be on his way to West Brom.
But do the ClaretandHugh Facebook Forum members think this is the best news in the world?
Here’s some radome views from them.
O We still don’t have a replacement for Sakho as Ayew is a midfielder. We need defenders and strikers rather than midfielders. In the meantime, Slav continues to play Antonio at RB … weird!!!
O Agree that Ayew is more a right winger…but a good deal if we can sell Sakho for £16 million and also get Callerri over the line.
O In my opinion Sakho is a better player (when his mind is in the right place) than Ayew (who has potential to be better of course). So if Ayew is worth 20mil why wouldn’t Sakho be worth the same or more!
O I think selling him to another Premier League club will bite us in the butt thou, when we play them as he could totally reinvent himself and easily be a 20 goal a season man for them.
O I loved Sakho, on his day he was dangerous, decent pace, could finish and great with his head but I think his personal problems of the pitch effected him on it.
O Ayew is the far more gifted technically as has a far better attitude and professionalism.
O They are different player types and therefore different skill sets are needed. or me as a
O Ayew got 12 that from the wing last season and got 5 more assists to boot.
O If we sign Ayew I’m sure Slav will play him through the middle….we have enough wingers….I don’t see Ayew as a replacement for Sakho….he is a perfect replacement for Valencia though.
O Unfortunately i don’t see Swansea letting Ayew go to be honest.Get Calleri in and go for Benteke.
Ayew is a good replacement for Valencia as he will fill the gap Slav plays Enner in,all though Tore will also play in that area and Payet like to roam into that space with Cressie,
Bony would be better cover for Sak ( if he wants to leave ) I just think he and his agent want more money,
Maybe we should make piece offer to cut his wages by £5 k per week but offer him £10 K per goal as a bonus system,
As he is on low wages compared to Enner AC or what Ayew will earn,
Gomez or Remy would cover Sak as well,
Calleri should be looked at as Emineke,s replacement or if he does not come the another loanee ,
Tore covers Moses,
Sakho in , ayew out on the wing , if swans sell ? And if Valencia scores a hat trick on Thursday I forgive him !
I agree with the one who said Ayew is a replacement for Valencia. He is perfect for that and more effective too.
He plays wide but comes in to score a lot. He is not a flying winger gets down the flank and crosses all day long. He can play as a striker of say Carroll.
I agree with that & your point as well.A replacement for Valencia,yes,a replacement for Sakho,nope.I dont think the club/Bilic see him as a Sakho replacement either 🙂
I don’t think they are going to make peace with sakho bubs , I wasn’t convinced before but I am warming to the forgotten Bony ! He’s available evidently and at 20 mill is a snip .
A favourite of yours ! He could thrive under Bilic .
I would take Bony,i think he could be a top forward again once he leaves City.He never gets a good run in their team,if he goes to someone else & plays regular I think you would see the old Bony back.I know bubs has called for him for ages & I agree.
Sakho has run his race with us. If Ayew arrives we are really packing the side with attacking midfielders. Out of Payet, Lanzini, Tore, Feghouli and Ayew, who doesn’t start when they’re all fit, and if we buy a recognised right back, what happens to Antonio?
I, too, like Bony – so much better than Benteke, and without the God complex baggage.
I think Calleri will impress this season, but we still need another established hitman.
Calleri is a done deal as good as.I read the lad said he will definitely be joining us.I don’t know much about him but the limited action I have seen makes me think he has some real potential & will be a very good option amongst the strikers.Im excited about him & Fletcher.
That takes the pressure off if AC stays fit until after the Olympics,with Fletcher as back up,
Push Sak now and either he will want to stay or we get the money,
Let Enner go if that’s what he wants and get Ayew on board then we have time to bring the right tea rest man,
More inportant get Cressie covered till he comes back and a right sided defender,
Go for Ginter big time because he covers 2 places and a good age,
Make him feel there is only one place to be in Claret and Blue,
I think Fletcher could be great business.Ok there is nothing to say he will be a star but I really like the look of him.I watched him for Barnsley,admittedly only League One but he had something about him I liked.Anyway not every signing has to be trillions of quid for them to fit in to a team or be good.Antonio,Lanzini,Sakho,few had taken much notice of them,they signed for smallish fees & were very good once they played for us.For me there is too much stock put in signing the players worth big money,its almost become a prerequisite of fans.If he didnt cost 20million or north of that he cant be any good.So wrong to my mind.Fans don’t seem to realise what a really good signing Feghouli is because he was a free,he really is a very,very good player.
And young 79 !
Looks a very good player , good shout ! And off the radar probably for peanuts ! Sort of player you could take a gamble on for no real cost !
Don’t like the comments on Calleri,
Last week it was reported he had an Italian Passport now he is saying will join West Ham soon just need work permit,
Does anyone know which it is ?
I hope he joins and I hope we have a deal to sign after first year,
Looks like Ayews brother is a no go,
So it’s back to Bony and Barahino which would be an upgrade on what we have,
CallerI is coming bubs !!!
Permit or passport he’s coming !!
Bacca is still alive as well by all accounts ??? Nuts ain’t it !!
Approaching the final furlong , all will be revealed soon !!