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Batshuayi’s incredible demands

West Ham have pulled the plug on moves for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on the back of some incredible financial demands.

The Belgian international – who managed just three goals in 23 games for Valencia during a half season on loan – had made it clear he was reluctant to joining the Hammers anyway – preferring Spurs.

But when the south west London terms quoted the terms they were after they, coupled with the player’s demands,- received a quick ‘thanks but no thanks’ from the Hammers.

ClaretandHugh has learned from its senior source by text that the player was demanding personal terms of £170k a week.

And we were told that the Blues would be wanting a loan fee of £2 million whilst the agent representing the player would complete the deal on the basis of a £1 million fee.

Given that Batshuayi has hardly torn trees up since his arrival in the Premier League with just 32 Premier League appearances for a total of eight goals.

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12 comments on “Batshuayi’s incredible demands

  1. The guy clearly wasn’t interested in our advances before he joined Chelsea, and isn’t interested now. Forget him. The last thing we need is another over-hyped ‘star’ who doesn’t really want to be here.

  2. Agreed well done hammers jog you greedy b———d

  3. The guy isn’t even a fraction of the ability Carlton Cole had and less of the appetite, come on Dave’s offer CC a contract all this panda’ing to average players. Should have paid the salary and got Gomez.

  4. And stay well clear of Drinkwater too, no pace over rated.

  5. Said earlier we should not go for this greedy sod.Ideas of grandeur having failed at Chelsea and then Valencia on loan.Let him rot in the wilderness.I see Stokes Biram Diouff is being mentioned now.Its like ground hog day with the Jordan Hugill saga last January.Reminds me of the saying ” if you do not learn from your mistakes you are doomed to repeat them”.

  6. Good. If Batshuayi was that good why wouldn’t Chelsea want him? Just another mercenary anyway. Could maybe be a star at a club further down the league but would rather sit on the bench at a top four club. Waster.

  7. This doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. So serious discussions have been going on? Even though the player didn’t want to join us. And the question of his pay only surfaces at this stage, so that we can tell him to sling his hook. Even though he seems to have had no intention of signing. Anybody might think it had all been stage managed to show that we were trying to bring in a striker. No that would be ridiculous.

    • Nope it surfaces only at this stage cos we asked the question – it wasn’t volunteered and the talks were serious until he started talking about personal terms apparently. Makes perfect sense it’s the cynicism that makes no sense but then we get used to that from some over here

  8. Everton was the preferred choice for Batshuayi according to Sky Sports news, but Everton didn’t want him either.

  9. How about a punt at Che Adams.Young,hungry in form or are have we been scared off Championship players After Fredericks and Hugill.

  10. How ‘Shuay’i do you have to be to not even be considered for your parent club that is sooo desperate for goalscorers they paid, actually paid for Gonzo la Higado…?

    Answer: Bat – Shuayi!!!

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