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Bilic’s two year hunt for quality player

CarvalhoSlven Bilic has admitted that a quality midfielder has been at the top of the club’s wanted list for a couple of years as he awaits the outcome of the William Carvahlo negotiations.

But he insists that is remains unfazed as the negotiations go on for the 25 year old Sporting Lisbon midfielder who is pushing hard for a move to the east end.

Bilic declared: “I am not frustrated. It is a position we have been trying to do that (strengthen) for a couple of seasons now. We need someone to boost our team, quality and everything.

That is why we have offloaded some players to get the budget for him. I am not talking about the player (Carvalho), I am talking about the player for that position. The quality player not the quantity one. It is not easy to get them but we are doing our best.”

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Bilic says he wants to bring quality into his squad rather than quantity and will not look elsewhere if he is unable to secure his first choice target.

“I think you say OK, no problem we have good players. We are not talking about the quantity, we are not talking about boosting our squad. We are talking about boosting our game. It is impossible to find many of them in our case.”

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25 comments on “Bilic’s two year hunt for quality player

  1. zzzzzzzzzzzssssss this transfer is worse than a soap opera either sign him or move on as for waiting 2 yrs Mr Bilic we’ve been waiting over 37 yrs for a trophy

  2. Very constructive comment norfolkhammer.Yes the club should stop negotiations because you have no patience.Christ some of you are intolerable with your moaning!

  3. oi muttley wots your problem? have you got an opinion If not shut it the transfer of this guy is boring prob like yourself

  4. Oi muttley wots your problem?
    I told you didnt i.Cant you read as well as not spell.
    Shut it? You have me trembling in my boots!!

  5. I’m trembling now this site is a joke it’s become you can’t say because someone knows better

  6. Good fun on here tonight 😆😆

    • Give them both a packet of Dolly Mixtures and they will be fine 😝

      • Easiest way to calm it all down is get them to read a couple of pages of the Slugs autobiography and they’ll think life is so much better 😆😆

    • Thought that too gw nothing like a bit of banter from two different views. To be fair we do have a lot of moaners at our fan base but understandable over the years of seeing mistakes made from either coaches owners or scouts. Think slav will get his man though this week and we will become a top side this season looking to go even further imo

      • Razor over the last year its been constant bleeding moaning 😆😆 Think a few need to question why they support us in the 1st place because West Ham and success ain’t often walked hand in hand 😀

        • When you read some of our support constantly belly aching about everything it makes you wonder what the hell they would do if they supported a team in the lower leagues who will never win anything or never achievie anything but the same supporters go year in year out to support them.

  7. If you have a specific transfer target you really want then sometimes it can takes weeks even a month or more to get them.Look at Everton with Sigurdsson they wanted him most of the summer.
    You dont pack it all in because a handful of supporters are bored of it.
    I check for updates once or twice a day so i am far from bored of it and appreciate the updates.

  8. Must admit it’s getting a bit drawn out now . Sporting want the max they squeeze out of us and we are dwardling it seems . What goes on behind the scenes is something we are never going to be privy to , so I suppose we must be patient . We haven’t won much in 37 years it’s true but , there are more Clubs that have never won anything than there are Clubs that have . Frustrating I agree . Again it requires patience .
    Slaven Bilic saying he will not look for anyone else if this transfer turns sour suggests to me that West Ham are confident of getting Thier Man and not interested in anyone else .
    Would be nice to see the defense sorted out though . Newcastle are a different proposition to Cheltenham and truth is they came close to scoring a couple .

    • Would also like another centre back kevin especially when you work out the transfers we are not that overspent looking at players sold or released on loans still think arnie is overpriced and looks lazy but time will tell as also see he has quality too.

  9. I thought the David Gold interview (pt 2) on the Moore than just a podcast site was good on this sort of thing. If we don’t want to pay over the odds then sometimes the best thing to do is wait them out.
    There does not seem to be serious competition, they have a replacement on the wage bill and I get the idea that they will sell to the best serious offer. Right now we have made the best serious offer.
    But yeah. Long.

  10. Say that’s about every big signing said it about Chicarito tho was slightly true but said was #1 tgt that wasn’t but great buy and said it about Marko.
    Works for me if gets him. Sure his been on radar he has been on every clubs radar even West Brom had a go at him in January

  11. How about our 29 year wait for a decent manager….

  12. Well that is obviously your opinion Winslow because we have had many “decent” managers in my opinion.

  13. Don’t be surprised if Ndong comes instead of carvalho ? 20 mill , half price , and same as player like bilic is trying to put out !! Sorry but not in the same class as carvalho , nowhere near !!!
    Far to many excuses coming from west ham about levy difficulties and greedy SL!!!
    Just pay the money and get him , bring in quality not cheaper versions? The quicker they sort this transfer window out the better , its a distraction to the seasons start for all teams and needs sorting !😉

  14. The greedy SL & Levy comments only came from a ‘source’ not the actual club.Since when has a website ‘source’ been the official statement maker for the club.

    • Source inside the club ??? As was posted by hugh !! So it came from the club or am I missing something here ??

      • A source inside a club could be anything from a tea lady to a car park attendant.In fact anyone on the club pay roll could be considered a source inside the club.
        It is hardly anything to take as gospel is it.

        • Move on , not in the mood for school boy arguments about nothing !!
          Comment on the subject not bearded mantra !
          You answered you’re own argument !! Read it back to you’re self ?lol 😂

          • Whats wrong with you,are you a bit of an empty void between the ears.All i ever read on here is you gobbing off at people who disagree with you or attempt to say something you dont like.
            Youre a pain in the ass on here.Others enter in to a conversation you just shout garbage!!

  15. Go buy some Haribos ? A source said the new flavours are much better than the bitter and sour ones , you came for an argument but I do not argue with muppets , especially ones who answer their own questions. 😂😂😂 now go away and play with someone else you warrior ?
    I fart in you’re general direction😂😂😂😂😂😂
    End of conversation !!!

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