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Hammers could consider cheeky Barca bid

By Dave Langton

West Ham are considering a very, very cheeky bid for Gerard Pique at Barcelona as we look to strengthen their defence.

Pique is 34 and is a veteran of multiple campaigns with both Manchester United and the Catalan giants.

He has won everything there is to win and any move to bring him in would, naturally, be remarkably difficult to pull off!

He’s earning something close to a fortune at the Camp Nou but he may be willing to swap what is fast becoming mediocrity in Spain for a genuine Premier League challenge which remains the biggest league in the world and would be a fitting end to his career

Should Moyes decide central defence is a priority in the wake of Angelo Ogbonna’s injury blow  Pique may be a target under discussion despite him being right sided.

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As we say, there’s no guarantee at all of the World Cup winner rocking up in east London, but a cheeky bid would be a big sign of our ambitions and encourage other players.

Barca are desperate to cut costs and may be open to getting Pique off the wage bill, although he would have to take a massive pay cut to make a move happen.

Ultimately, it’ll come down to the player.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “Hammers could consider cheeky Barca bid

  1. Why? 34 and on a fortune. Why?

  2. He’ll be 35 in Febuary. How much longer can he stay top notch? Could he stand the high speed pace in the Premier league at his age? Would his wage upset the rest of the squad? Why would we want another right sided centre back when it’s obvious we need a left sided one? Would we not be better off looking at younger players who would provide value for money over a far longer period? No matter how good he has been, he can only deteriorate henceforth. There must be a good, younger, left sided centre back out there. Maybe he’ll do ok but it’s not a good policy to be buying “older players” in at the twilight of their careers. We’ve done too much of that in the past, unfortunately.

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