CANDH EXCLUSIVE: Lacazette makes up his mind

RR Very HighWest Ham have been told that Alexandre Lacazette has no desire to join West Ham United.

Amid widespread rumours of another bid going in – with one or two sites claiming it would be of £37 million – ClaretandHugh has been told categoically this morning: “That is not going to happen.”

Alexandre-LacazetteOur top insider revealed: “We have been told 100 per cent by the player’s agent that he doesn’t want to comeand won’t be joining us.

“As a result of course there can be no further bids. It would need a dramatic change of heart by the player and that is seriously unlikely to happen .”

The general feeling inside the club is that Lacazette has used the Hammers interest in the hope that Paris St Germain will move in with a serious bid as it is widely believed this is the club he wants.

However, in fairness to the player he has never made any secret of the fact that he wants Champions League football and the message has now been relayed to the Hammers in order to finally end the speculation.

We were told: “We could have done no more but you can’t persuade a player who appears to have  made his mind up. IT remains with him but there will be no further bids.”


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6 comments on “CANDH EXCLUSIVE: Lacazette makes up his mind

  1. What a ****er if its true! Wasting our time and energy for what? PSG will sign him if they want him, regardless of us bidding for him.

  2. Nah fair play to him, it’s a shame but he’s never made it a secret that he wants champions league football. Good effort by the daves and Bilic to do what they could but it’s good to see a player sticking to their contract and not letting money talk. Need more of that in the football world. Would have been amazing to have got him but always seemed too good to be true. Fingers crossed we’ve got someone else on the radar and don’t panic buy another jelavic or benteke.. Hoping for Batshuayi

  3. I’m getting sick of this Lacazette will he or won’t he. We heard this the last time after the £31 million bid got rejected, the reason it was rejected was because Lacazette simply didn’t want to join and he told Lyon to reject it…Now at that point I’d accepted it was over..But then suddenly last week we send in another bid, this time I after seeing Lacazette’s comments about Payet I was thinking there might have been some hope there…But no, yet again it was rejected…If they were just giving us false hope in some attempt to try and rejuvenate PSG’s interest than it’s absolutely pathetic.

    We may not be in the Champions League, but if there’s anything that last season taught us it’s that we now are a club that have genuine chances of getting into the Champions League. We could have offered him the chance to be a star of club that is on the verge of something great, moving into a world class stadium, the chance to play with one of the stars of the French team…The same French team that he can’t even get into…Funny that…Maybe if he had some vision he could have aimed to follow in the footsteps of Dimi, but no…He’d rather stay in Ligue 1 and get overlooked again.

    Obviously there are still some saying this isn’t over yet, but I’m tired of it already. Unfortunately I think Batshuayi’s going to be the same story. What now…Pin our hopes on Bacca?

    • This is my concern, if batshuayi goes down the toilet, then we are in a really bad situation. I don’t think any of the other strikers we’ve been linked with have nearly the quality we’re looking for as a first choice striker. Bacca is decent but does not live up to our expectations. I like calleri but as a second choice, looking to the future. Bony and benteke don’t even mention. Zaza I’m sceptical of. Need to get some new irons in the fire (excuse the pun)

  4. I agree!!! I’m sick of all these transfers rumors and no matter how good a player this Lacazette might be if he does not want to wear our shirt with pride we dont want him. A player like that could destroy the team spirit we have:(

  5. So long as we don’t go for Benteke instead

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