Bacca’s Backup – Plan B for Babacar

1245882_heroaAccording to reports in Italy, West  Ham have identified Fiorentina’s Khouma Babacar as a backup plan B  in case they can’t sign AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca in the nest week.

Yesterday transcripts of an interview by Bacca this week suggests he wants Champions League football which West Ham can’t give him. Today fresh stories emerged that Arsenal may enter the race to snatch Bacca away at the moment have been published widely.

Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio  says, if West Ham can’t secure Bacca’s signature, they will turn their attention to Babacar. The Senegalese striker has been on the books with Fiorentina since signing from Pescara as a teenager back in 2008, but has only recently established himself as a first-team player with the Serie A side.  After 20 goals on loan at Modena during the 2013-14 season, Babacar scored nine goals in 28 appearances for Fiorentina in the 2014-15 campaign, but scored only seven times last season.





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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 “Bacca’s Backup – Plan B for Babacar

  1. clutching at straws now from Batshayui & Lacazette to bargain basement now can G & S sign a striker from poundland wot a calamity or circus were turning into unless it’s freebies or loans they don’t want to part with not there money ours who have put loads in over the years.

    • I wouldn’t get worried just yet in regards to our striker options. A little while ago Slav ordered a clamp down on transfer talk because too many rumours have started costing us players. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is something going on in the background. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Ben Yedder especially as we have heard so little about this man – if he really is available at the apparent 10 million than its an absolute steal in today’s English market. However if we get to the jueventus friendly and no additional striker I will be throwing my toys out the pram!!

    • Moan,moan,moan.Same crap from you every day.

  2. This Babacar is not better than what we already have so hopefully it’s not true. I would rather keep Sakho and Valencia than buy this guy. If we can’t get the striker we want hold onto the money wait until January and try again.

  3. If Bacca is playing for time we should set an ultimatum. I can’t understand why both Valencia and Sakho want to both leave, makes sense to release one and retain the other? Sakho is a good striker, yet the club need at least 4 strikers and Carrolls injury record is a concern! Gomez had a good World Cup for Germany and would be a cheap alternative whilst Bony could be ou big signing!?

  4. Bony would not be good business for the Dells only charging for 4 letters on the back of shirts,
    Babacar gives more money back,
    Plus he won’t demand more the £25K per week cheaper then Sak,
    We’re Poundland not interested to be our Sponsors,
    Just joking,
    Next year when we are told we are going to spend big I will just laugh and do my norm,
    Each day we sit waiting for this big name to be unveiled

    • hahaha… “Bony would not be good business for the Dells only charging for 4 letters on the back of shirts, Babacar gives more money back”… you crack me up bubs… following your reasoning the Davids would do well to buy Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund… lol 😀

  5. Bubs being his normal happy upbeat self. Can’t wait for next season when it all comes together . Bet there will still be some reason to criticise or moan. typical glass half empty thinking.

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