Hammers give striker a firm thumbs down


Loco-Fener_(10)The Irons have told Robin van Persie he’s not wanted the the Olmpic Stadium despite the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker’s readiness to accept a huge pay cut.

ClaretandHugh revealed a week ago that despite 16 goals in the Turkish League, the Irons were not interested in the 32 year old.

The Hammers believe the League is not the best in terms of pace and competition given that Samuel Eto ‘o and other 30 year old plus strikers hold top position in the League’s scoring stakes.

van Persie is apparently ready to join the Irons on the sort of money offered to Carlos Tevez – around £150k a week – despite him currently being on a reported £240k.

But the Hammers have made their position quite clear and have no intention of goin in that direction despite the player’s enthusiasm to return to London.

Our best source said: “We are not going there. We are in negotiations on other fronts. Robin van Persie has never been in our plans.”

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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!"

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  • sleepswithdafishes says:


  • johnboy says:

    But want to buy a 30 year old unproven Columbian in the prem for 30 mill ? Ffs are you sure about this west ham .
    Although I don’t want van persie , at least he was a proven goalscorer ! But was finished when he hit 30 for the prem !
    Cannot for the life in me see the point of signing bacca ?
    Surely we need to spend the money on the likes of Jansen a young guy not a player with a year or two left , and unproven ?
    Nuts !!!!!

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    26 mil is alot for 29 year old Bacca, but he is still doing the business against the best defences in the world, whereas Van Persie took the p*ss in his last years at Man U. He is a 32 year old ponce.

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