Hammers face big Traore questions – UPDATE


West Ham United officials will be left with BIG questions to answer if reports that Lacinda Traore has signed for Everton are confirmed officially.

For under Home Office regulations it is impossible for the player or Everton to conduct such business so long as West Ham have observed all the Government department’s rules.

Sean Whetstone an expert on legal and financial matters and a publicity advisor to the Hammers Supporters Advisory Board explained the Hammers would have named themselves as the player’s sponsor into the UK and  pay the fees required under immigration rules which gives  them the player in permit terms.

The second rule that needs to be observed under the terms of the work permit agreement is that if  any other club  want his services they (WHUFC) have to be consulted and agree to that.

The Home Office itself insists that should any other club manage to get him to sign they would have to get agreement from WHUFC and a new work permit hearing would have to be held.

That hasn’t happened nor could it within the timeframe within which we it’s being reported the Everton turn eventts has been reported with some claims that the players had a medical with the Londoners before allegedly leaving for Everton.

Nobody was available for comment at Upton Park this morning

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  • SpainHammer says:

    Given the cast-iron nature of the evidence, it would all seem to have come from the same journo’s keyboard as the ‘Ravel on strike’ story. Even so, I’m praying there’s not a loophole that Everton have discovered in the deal.

  • Plaistow says:

    It’s more or less common knowledge that the deal is off. His hamstring strain on top of being unfit putting him unavailable for any first team action for 6weeks.

    I wonder how many are left on the Dave, Dave & Sam’s List of 20 strikers?

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