CandH Exclusive: Hammers reveal Danjuma position


CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon

Former Bournemouth striker  Arnaut Danjuma looks certain to be another West ham striker miss.

Despite widespread reports today that he is likely to be on his way to the London Stadium we have learned from an inside source that there is little to believe in the speculation.

We reported last week that was the case and it appears that nothing has changed in the meantime, Quite simply the Villareal star is not expected to become a Hammer.

It means we are no closer to signing a front man and that our arrivals this summer remain stuck on Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola.

Several outlets has reported today that only a fee needed to be thrashed out at what was believed to be around £43 million

But we understand that despite the manager having scouted him and checked him out he has now decided that he is not the player he required to put pressure on Mikey Antonio for the first team spot in a one up approach.

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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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  • tpb says:

    And in the meantime we are looking at players from Burnley who got relegated ,so much for looking at players that are better than we have 😡

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Danjuma isn’t a striker, he is a winger that can play no 10 at a push but either way he isn’t an upgrade on what we have so can’t see why we would sign him.

  • Clive says:

    Never saw Danjuma competing with with Antonio for the striker spot. Because Danjuma is a left winger. But then so is Antonio a winger and Antonio could still play on the left wing (which he once stated as his preferred position) Moyes also has a history of turning wingers into strikers with the like of Arnoutavic etc so for me Moyes should be looking at players who can play both left wing and striker if needed.

  • Pessimist says:

    When are we going to stop looking at failures and get on with buying the successes ?

  • Clive says:

    By the way the guy Fabriano Romano who I think writes for the guardian wrote on Twitter that the Danjuma deal was off because they couldn’t agree personal terms.

  • Martin61 says:

    I’ve no issue in Moysie deciding someone is not good enough for us.
    What is a problem is how long he takes to decide if someone is good enough and how long it then appears to take to sign them…….indeed if we actually manage to sign them.

    Do we know the chain of command and responsibility of signing players Hugh?

    • The chain of command is now Moyes and his buddy Newman. He was unprepared to take the job otherwise. People in the club are getting fed up tho with all this dithering or due diligence as some would call it LOL

      • ljd1980 says:

        This made me laugh out loud. Does “the club” seriously think anybody within “the club” knows better than Moyes and Newman? If so, Moyes may as well chuck it all in at West Ham. We don’t have to cast our memories.too far back to remember Sullivan’s clowning around at this time of year. Every year. Let’s not go back there, please. Gold? Brady? No thanks. Kretinsky? He might be able to pick a good value financial investment l, but can he pick a player? I’d rather not find out. Much better to leave it to Moyes and Newman, who have decades of combined experience.

        • We don’t need to cast our minds back far to remember GSB protests either and even after appointing a couple with years of experience – although most at M City would disagree with your Newman summary 0 he and Moyes are simply old mates – we still have just two signings with a month to go; no striker and over ambitious midfield bids, Now if we accept your argument this is better than previous activity from GSB who gave this pair control and are no longer in charge anyway. Unbalanced unfair and unworthy but not exactly unexpected. Indeed entirely predictable and tribal.

          • ljd1980 says:

            Predictable?! Predictable that I would wait to see what the manager – who’s consistently delivered on the field – comes up with at the end of the transfer window, rather than a month in, do you mean? If so, guilty as charged. Otherwise, I don’t see your point.

      • Martin61 says:

        Thank you Hugh.
        I am presuming Newman plays a large part in negotiating the transfer fee, agents fee, salary and the terms and conditions – all within an overall transfer budget set by the board – with Moyse keeping an overview in knowledge of remaining players he wants. On paper a good set up but depends on Newman being good at both identifying players likes AND then landing the deal.

        I was under the impression Newman didn’t partake in the actual transfer at Man City (true?) and if I’m correct may provide an insight ad to why we seem slow in landing the deals.

  • westhamsteve says:

    Its taken Moysie 18 months ,so far, to find a striker and it hasn’t happened. What chance the next month or so. His type of striker is not out there.

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