Barca kid eyed as Irons target ‘young ones’


hi-res-584e650178e0bd664fb35cef557203b9_crop_northWest Ham United hunt for top youngsters is gaining pace as the summer approaches and the first name in the frame appears to be¬†Barcelona’s teenage striker Munir El Haddadi.

The Hammers – whilst keeping an eye open for decent free signings in the upper age bracket – are determined to find the best youngsters around via their revamped scouting policy and would love to take the player on loan.

Recruitment director to the board Tonu Henry’s influence is being felt strongly throughout the club and that is the direction he is taking.

The club are this morning reported to be “targeting a move” for the youngster who has already represented Span but is currently in need of¬†first-team football.

The Irons hope the newly forged links with Barcelona via the loan deal which saw Alex Song arrive at the club may give them an edge.

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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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  • mattefumi69 says:

    I saw him playing and he is really good. I totally agree with this scouting policy, in my opinion it’s the only way to improve.

  • rads the modern man says:

    This policy is great in principal,but totally useless if Allardyce does stay.The younger players wont get a go.Well not until they are about 24.If i was a youngster our club would be one of the last i would go to with The Sophisticated One in charge.Who has he developed & bought through into the first team in the last 4 seasons.No one & i aint having it that we have had not had a single youngster in that time worth a go.Everywhere he has been his policy has been tried & tested oldies.He just shows no interest in youth & long term it will be the club who suffers.

  • mattefumi69 says:

    Yes Rads you’re right; I take it for granted that Samuel the Great will not be our manager next year. I hope and I think Davids are not stupid and if the club policy will be to focus on youth, the owener perfectly know Samuel is the last man that is suited for this job. So they’ll choose someone else.

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