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Hammers bid for right back rejected

West Ham’s bid to sign RB Salzburg’s right back Rasmus Kristensen has been rejected Claret and Hugh has learnt this evening.

The 22-year-old defender won the Eredivisie with Ajax last season, but only made 20 league appearances in 18 months at the club and struggled to usurp Noussair Mazraoui before American teenager Sergino Dest emerged from the academy.

Kristensen joined Salzburg for an undisclosed fee – believed to be over the €5m initially paid by Ajax – on a five-year contract in July and started each of their Champions League group stage games, including the club’s two defeats against Liverpool.

Earlier today David Moyes teased reporters telling them a firm bid had been made for a player who was not a striker. That player is now thought to Rasmus Kristensen.

There is thought to be interest in Spurs Kyle Walker-Peters on loan as well as a number of other young right-backs across Europe.

West Ham are thought to have made multiple enquires about a number right-backs in the run-up to transfer deadline day on Friday.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Hammers bid for right back rejected

  1. Obvious question being why when Fredericks was injured on 4th jan had it taken us nearly four weeks to bid for a right back?

    • Does anybody have any idea why Slavia Prague would relinquish their captain to a team fighting a relegation battle, although I hope he prospers and improves our squad

  2. AGREE!

  3. Well of course we have missed out what did we offer a tenner a week for the next 20 years.

  4. No surprise there…..
    So, we work our way slowly down a list culminating in disappointment at 22:59hrs on Friday.
    We have had a WHOLE month to sign our preferred choices, instead, we end up with players on long contracts who are short term purchases but with us for the long haul instead.
    Sander Berge IS the player that we should be unveiling, with the speed and drive that we need. But we have signed a “Body” to make up the numbers but NOT the player we wanted.
    I’m sure that the scattergun approach will continue right up till 22:59hrs on Friday.
    When I looked at the business other clubs are doing, I realised that we are effectively DUMPSTER DIVING for players now.

  5. Is Soucek written off already. He hasn’t even kicked a ball yet but he’s a “body”. From what I’ve seen, he is a very skilled “body”. Great energy levels, good ball winner, good positional awareness, exceptional in the air and aggressive. Sounds like just the type we need in midfield. I could write a list of at least 20 players that I think we should sign but how many on that list would actually be prepared to sign for us is a different thing. Soucek has 25 caps for a very decent national team, is his previous club’s captain and penalty taker, so clearly takes responsibility on the pitch and he scores goals. How is this dumpster diving? Why not give him a chance before slagging him off?

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