Hammers: ‘Hart deal hangs on wage deal’


joe-hart-manchester-city-hull-premier-league_3001982West Ham are talking to Joe Hart’s representatives in a bid to lower the £120k a week wages wanted by the England keeper.

And a club source told us this evening that at this stage the club wouldn’t rate the chances of him arriving at the club at no more than 15 per cent.

Hart has been regularly linked with the Irons over the past few weeks as the keeper has found himself in a Manchester City limbo land.

At one stage the Hammers had cooled completely on him before completing a new deal with Adrian with Darren Randolph again seen very much as No 2.

However, with the lack of realistic offers coming Hart’s way the Hammers are again attempting to work out a deal that would bring the stopper to the London Stadium – initially on loan with a clause to make it permanent next season should they choose.

We were told: “The deal has to be right and the personal terms need to be sensible. At the moment the prospects of it happening are slight at around 15 per cent but we’ll see what the forthcoming days bring

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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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  • JRS says:

    Supposedly an Unnamed club has come in for a permanent deal which is what that want. And that’s why chances died.
    Which is fine by me there are better keepers out there for cheaper fee and wages. Ospina Rui Patricio and if want to go young Lafont.
    Money better spent on Striker right now

    • Roman says:

      Sounds like common sense to me JRS.I have a sinking feeling about what will transpire again in the transfer market.All speculation and no real result.

  • Vic says:

    I would take him at the right price,i know it is all individual opinions but all i seem to ever read for any supposed target is.
    Their useless
    Their bang average
    Their rubbish
    Their too young
    Their too old
    Etc etc

    Jesus wept no one is good enough, Lewandowski wouldnt be wanted because his name is too long.Jesus.

  • HammerHeadz says:

    I prefer Adrian

  • kevin says:

    Can he score 15 goals a season ? . , No ! , so what’s the point . We already have a stopper every bit as good . If Hart signs and is made number 1 choice expect Adrian to slap in a transfer request . Oops , what happened there , shock horror probe .

  • RayStewartsRightPeg says:

    Meanwhile, in more meaningful news, Bayern sign Rodrigues which makes it likely Sanchez is staying put at Arsenal. Giroud looks increasingly like being a bit part from the bench for them, behind his rival for the France centre forward role at the World Cup next summer. Is he really just going to warm a bench in his last chance at a World Cup?

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Whats odd about Arsenal is their reluctance to let Perez and Wellbeck leave despite the numerous options they have, if I was either of them I would be seriously annoyed in a World Cup year they will be 4th 5th or maybe 6th choice strikers….

      • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

        actually when you add Wallcott into the mix you can extend that to 7th choice…

    • JRS says:

      He has made media reports that he could be leaving. Saying he has enjoyed his 5 years with club but is still and Arsenal player for now..
      . you know the bit

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    On the subject of strikers Leicester have supposedly put Slimani up for sale at a cut price.

    • T-Bone says:

      He is up for a cut price because he is an overrated bag of ****.Leicester got mugged full on.

  • Edgey54321 says:

    Getting back to the subject of Hart, why would anyone want to buy him for £20 million, not that he is not a good keeper, but that City don’t want him, so if they don’t want him they need to sell him off. What would be a good price, well nothing really especially if you can get a loan season out of him to see if he can still do it. Torino were not over joyed with his ability were they. The problem City have all round is over inflated wages causing players to stick rather than take a reduction in pay. So just try to loan him, get City to pay half his wages and be done with it.

    • JRS says:

      City want a permanent deal we were working on loan with option to buy Newcastle as well.
      But unanamed club apparently is willing to strike a permanent deal with City a and looks like that could be Palace after Mandanda sale. They probably won’t get £20m but they don’t want to loan him out again and want his wages freed up. And Hart also wants a permanent deal which somt blame him after everything that happened

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