Different day same silly story

burak-yilmaz-galatasaray_3016926If I didn’t have a calender, diary or a watch I’d know we were approaching the transfer window via the same old stories doing the same old rounds.

I’ve read at least three times this week that we are still holding a major  interest in Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz – this is the same Yilmaz whom we were constantly told in the summer was on the brink of joining us.

The only justification I can see for this story is that apparenty Slaven Bilic apparently admires him. He also admires Ronaldo and Messi by the way! They ain’t joining either.

However, the Yilmaz story is our there again on any number of sites and in some cases from the Turkish media.

The fact that at 30 years of age he is priced at anywhere between £10m to £15 million, depending on which report you read, doesn’t appear to have a rung a bell inside the head of those reporting it.

For goodness sake, he heading towards the twilight of career and has never played outside of Turkey whilst at the same time West Ham don’t have a bean for transfer dealings at this moment and would have to sell to buy even if there was interest – which there’s not.

Barely a day went by in the summer without this particularly silly rumour being recycled and if it was ever going to happen it would have happened then when there was plenty of time for it to take place.

This one isn’t on – just needed to put that to bed!


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Different day same silly story

  1. If we were going to sign any striker I’d want to us to be linked with Embolo from Basel looks a really promising young player! Also try and tempt Leeds to sell Sam Byram who likewise looks a really good championship player

  2. Well said Hugh. The same can be said of the continuing stupid stories surrounding Lanzini. The club itself has stated on numerous occasions that we have no money for either acquisitions or salaries in January (without selling existing players – O’Brien hopefully, Carroll maybe). Similarly, the club has stated on numerous occasions that Lanzini is ours if we decide we want him. So why cannot the stupid hacks leave these two issues alone!

  3. Surely the Ministry of Silly Stories can filter these sort of stories out.

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