Hammers clear up Downing talk

Steve_Gibson_1411748cWest Ham are in no mood to allow Stewart Downing to leave the club despite Middlesbrough being ready to offer him incredible personal terms.

Riverside chairman Steve Gibson (right) is ready to turn Downing’s head as he bids to make him top man at the Championship club.

But West Ham are nowhere near ready to allow the player to depart the Boleyn as their own summer recruitment campaign continues.

Gibson is attempting to talk the Irons into a deal but ClaretandHugh has learned the Irons board is playing hard ball with the North Eastern outfit.

A top Boleyn insider made the position clear to us in an exclusive comment declaring: “It may be a massive deal for Stewart but it’s not for West Ham United.

“He will only be allowed to leave if we get better players. He wants to go home to the North East but that doesn’t mean we have to let him go.”


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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

8 comments on “Hammers clear up Downing talk

  1. They’re playing hardball which is good cos if he goes the price will be high,just as it should be

  2. Their waiting to sign a replacement first,so many clubs playing hard ball at the moment to get a bit more money for there players,
    We are still along way form getting more players in,

  3. interesting to hear that he WANTS to go back .. if that’s true then it defo the end for me.

  4. Living in Middlesbrough earning £70k a week he will be king of the castle,
    Only be pleased if he goes if we sign another player with attacking capacity,
    If he stays fine

  5. You’re right bubs £70K a week he can buy a street and own the whole town after a year

  6. I would think he would deserve 70K a week to live in Middlesbrough !

  7. IF he wants to go then Andros Townsend wouldn’t be a bad replacement..

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