Top ITK eases Aguerd worries


By Hughie Southon

Huge speculation that Hammers central defender Nayef Aguerdcould be snatched away to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad  late today given it’s their deadline day have been denied.

And it is the renowned ITK Fabrizio Romano – who can usually be believed – who has made it clear that the defender will be very much staying with the Irons where he is extremely happy.

There has lots of noise coming out of the middle east over the possibility of the player being snatched away but Claims from the Middle East have also stated that the Moroccan would welcome the chance of joining the big money league and it is an issue that the Irons could have been concerned about.

But the centre-back, it is believed will 100 per cent remain in east London this season, as West Ham are overjoyed with his performances and Aguerd himself is happy at the club.

Romano wrote on X.Nayef Aguerd & Saudi won’t happen now,”

“Nayef, very happy at West Ham and West Ham are very happy with him also #WHUFC West Ham have already rejected several offers this summer — considering him as top centre back.”

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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!"

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