Sofiane Feghouli admits that his West ham future is not entirely certain at the end of the season.
The Algerian winger is desperate to put on another good display tomorrow against Leicester City but says he will hold talks with Slaven Bilic over his future at the end of the season.
He was close to leaving in January when – as reported here – Roma expressed a strong interest in wanting to sign him.
It was thought the Italians would agree a loan deal with a permanent £12 million clause attached move but Bilic blocked the move after Dimitri Payet went on strike and left.
Feghouli was handed an unexpected opportunity to impress and has now started the last ten games whilst admitting the fans have yet to see the best of him in action.
He said: “I’m happy to be playing. I couldn’t wait to get back on the pitch, after spending quite a while out of the team.
“It’s simply the fact that I wasn’t given a chance to play in the first half of the season. I did have an injury, but I wasn’t given a chance to play after I recovered from it. But I did get my chance on Boxing Day and I’ve stayed in the team ever since.
I had many offers in January and could have left the club. I had a chat with the manager and the club wasn’t keen to sell.
I ended up staying and I’m very happy about that. I hope I can keep helping the team until the end of the campaign and we’ll see what happens at the end of the season.
“I’m under contract at West Ham. I’m focused on the game on Saturday. I’ve always been like that. Each week I focus on what’s coming up. We’ll see at the end of the season with the club.”
The 27-year-old signed a three-year deal with the club last summer.
We need Feghouli to stick around as the keyboard haters will need a new target if Noble is out for any length of time. Actually Feghouli might be safe as I see Cresswell in the crosshairs. Sad key bashers.
ok player. needs to stop coming inside so much and learn how to help out his fullback.
Feghouli leaves everything on the pitch each game, he challenges for everything and we certainly haven’t seen the best of him yet, he has done well, we have 4 players in his position two of which are homegrown in Snodgrass and Antonio something that may become more important when we find out the impact of Brexit on football. It might be argued that all 4 of those players futures are uncertain all of them are quality players so the end of the season might produce bids for any or all 4 of them that might affect the future of the others mightn’t it ?
He’s a bit Marmite…but personally I love the stuff!