Hammers and Ipswich hit loan deal snag

hENDERSONWest Ham’s hopes of sending goalkeeper Stephen Henderson out on loan have hit a big snag.

The Irons had hoped the keeper could be sent out to Ipswich Town where manager Mick McCarthy remains very keen on the goalkeeper.

ClaretandHugh understand the issue was addressed at the time Aaron Cresswell joined the Hammers  in a £3.75 deal.

Henderson did very well for The Tractor Boys during a 24 game loan spell in 2012-13 and McCarthy would love to take him for the new season.

However, we have been told the Championship outfit are unwilling to pay more than 25 per cent of the stoppers £20k a week wages.

The usual arrangement is for the two club to pay 50/50 and the Hammers are unwilling to do a deal which sees them paying the lion’s share of his salary.

There has also – as reported – been interest from Blackburn Rovers but a source told ClaretandHugh: “That one fell out of bed and unfortunately  we’ve hit snags on an Ipswich deal. ”

Henderson signed a three year deal with the Irons in 2012.



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