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Hammers could return for Bernard

Daily Mail journalist Lee Clayton caused a stir on social media this morning when he posted on Twitter  “West Ham growing increasingly confident of signing Bernard, Brazilian international and another attacking wide player. I think that’s known as going for it.”

West Ham were initially quoted £200,000 per week wages by his agent back in June which immediately cooled the Hammers interest but they could still make a late move for the free agent on reduced personal terms as long as he can also fulfill the role of a back-up striker in case of injuries.

A club insider told Claret and Hugh this morning in response to Clayton’s post “It depends on whether Bernard can pay as a striker in an emergency, Manuel Pellegrini is thinking about it. In reality we are running out of time though”

Bernard was released by Shakhtar Donetsk in June and as a free agent and he’s seen as an attractive prospect to both Chelsea and AC Milan who are said to be keen on securing the services of the 25 year old Brazilian winger.

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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

2 comments on “Hammers could return for Bernard

  1. That I would like to see, I think there must be some doubts about overseas players though unless some of the South Americans have ancestral visas ? We have Balbuena, Arthur, Anderson, Zaba, Lanzini, Hernandez,maybe the Lille dude if we sign him, likewise the Betis striker seems like a lot right ?

  2. Bernard would be a brilliant signing. A team with him and Anderson would get plenty off their seats.

    If the ridiculous wage demands (I think he was originally after £200k a week) are a stumbling block, offer him a £10m signing on fee and wages of £100k for a four year deal.

    One good season in the Prem and he’ll be worth £50-70m, if not more.

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