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Growing belief Hammers set to sign striker

scott-hoganWest Ham are reported to be preparing a new offer for Brentford’s Scott Hogan and according to the London Evening Standard could become our new striker by early next week.

The paper claims we have had two previous offers – the last of £8 million – rejected by the Championship side but that we are now set to go to £10 million.

Hogan will sit out tomorrow’s FA Cup tie against Eastleigh after the club announced he had suffered a glute injury but Standard Sport understands Brentford believe he may have played his last game for them.


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Hogan has attracted interest from other clubs, including Newcastle, but is keen to play in the Premier League and West Ham remain the front runners to complete the deal.

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17 comments on “Growing belief Hammers set to sign striker

  1. Good news hopefully COYI !!!

    • 32 as soon as he misplaces a pass ,shoots wide or doesn’t warm up the right way he’ll be a minger,waste of money and not fit to tie the shoe laces of the exalted China Doll by our chief tacticians and wannabe managers elsewhere in cyber land:)

  2. Wouldn’t mind taking Berahino on a free / tribunal as well.. Surely a 23 year old english striker valued over 20 million+ we would be jumping at the chance to sign him! I know he’s had a troubled past but cant be more to handle than morrison can he?

  3. Looks a massive gamble. I read somewhere that he came from non league after Rochdale rejected him. Can’t help thinking somebody would have snapped him up if he was up to much, given his age. Oh well, at least he is a striker. Maybe the next Jamie Vardey. West Ham and transfer coup. Those words don’t seem to go together but perhaps we deserve some success after the last window. Fingers crossed.

  4. Just read the rest of the article. He is injured already. He fits the bill perfectly!!!

    • You really think he has a genuine injury? How many players mysteriously get injured just before a big transfer goes through? Especially just before they would end up being cup-tied.

  5. Seems judgement has already been made!! Dembele came from Fulham remember.

  6. I’ve said before, where did two of our most effective players (Cresswell and Antonio) come from? The Championship. If Hogan ends up as a lemon in the Premier League I’ll hold my hands up. But if he does join us, at least give the boy a chance to show what he can do.

    • It does make me p*ss myself laughing sometimes.We go abroad & fans say we shouldnt because its a risk they might not adapt,we go to the championship its too much of a risk because they might not be good enough.So apart from the other Prem clubs where the f*ck are we ment to.buy players from 😁😁

    • Im in agreement.01 is correct two of our most influential players both from the Champo at a combined cost of little more than 11 million i believe.

  7. That’s third time unlucky then isn’t it? Look calm down it is just a different way of looking at life. Supporting this club since 1957 it is being miserable that keeps me happy. Best to expect the worst then you are never disappointed. It doesn’t mean I won’t give the lad a chance. There are downsides wherever you get the players from-Defoe was the only one I would have been prepared to put money on and even he wouldn’t have been right for a lot of people on here.

    We wil win tonight. There you go-some optimism from Mr Grump.

    • I hope you are right H64.Im in the pub soon to be on my way.I will hold you responsible if we lose now for being over optimistic Lol

  8. Yeah Long Fella bit late now to break the habit of a lifetime. Interesting to see the effect of no Payet. Just giving him a rest I suppose….could start a rumour that it means he is being sold to Man U or Arsenal. Could be injured. Oh no, that New Year resolution didn’t last long. Enjoy the game anyway.

  9. Well that sure shows where optimism gets you. I said on here at the start of Dec that Bilic should go, but that what I was really afraid of was that he would muddle through some easy fixtures without solving the real problems. People would kid themselves that he had sorted it out. We are now in a worse position than we were then, because we have wasted five weeks. Wish I had been proved wrong.

  10. Its the RB position we need to sort out and before the palace game. All Fat Sam will do is tell Zaha/Townsend etc to run at Nordveit. It isn’t his fault he isn’t a full back. How can a prem team not have a right back, it would be better playing a kid there. I want to see Hogan and a RB brought in before the palace game. The owners need to either back the manager in this window or sack him now. Issue is, who is available who is any good …..

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