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Gold:’We’ve served notice of intent’

spt_ai_cardiff_whu_09.jpgDavid Gold reckons the signing of Dimi Payet to a big new contract will have had the world sitting up and taking notice.

And speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “We have our eyes on the top four – that’s what everything at this club is geared to. We have made it clear that we intend to keep our best players and we are going to add to them this summer. We’ve served notice of our intent.”

He was keen to point out that the speed of the Payet deal was necessary to avoid continued uncertainty as the club looks to kick on this summer.

But he added: “Deals like this just don’t happen – we have been on a journey for the last six years from the brink of receivership to signing a player like Payet and improving an already good deal.

“We are not a selling club, we don’t need to sell and we won’t. We are looking to tie up our best players on long contracts and bring others in.

“We are proud of where we have come from, we are proud of our team and our fantastic manager. We still have a way to go but it’s about the top four – that’s the only place for an ambitious club and my God we are ambitious.”

 

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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

4 comments on “Gold:’We’ve served notice of intent’

  1. Great to hear DG !!!

  2. Let’s hope it’s just the start,I hope Payet is the oldest one we sign,be nice to have players around for 5-6 years,Antonio,Lanzini,Valencia,Obiang,Cresswell,Byram,Oxford,Sakho,Carroll,Cullen ,Samulsun,Hendrie,Tomkins,Ogbonna,Adrien,Burke,Henry,Page,Kouyate,
    All could be around for 5/6 years what a great thought and we have plenty coming through
    Keep the good work going 2 Daves

    • So well spoken Bubs!
      The thought of keeping all those players for 5-6 years is like a dream; a dream which can be created.
      I would add one more potential ‘marquee summer signing’ to your list; that player being Michy Batshuayi; this kid (22 years old) is like another Eusebio! Yes, that bloody good. If we can get him…Oh wow!
      Cheers

  3. Great comments bubs.Can’t wait to see more of Oxford,Samulsun,Burke and the other young ones.Rather than play the same older grafters like Noble each week to qualify for Europe get in and let the boys loose.Keep them involved in PL football to reduce the chance of being poached by the bigger clubs.Yes D.G the best notice of intent is holding onto our future stars by playing them in PL.Where is Poyet? Think that’s correct spelling?
    Easy to say we are a non selling club.Believe me your resolve will be tested sooner than later.

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