Hammers hit Toffees with double signing KO

payet3Everton boss Roberto Martinez turned down any chance of signing Dimi Payet because he allegedly wanted to see Ross Barkley develop!

Well, that’s how the Toffees script reads despite him he had Payet at the top of his wanted list and checking him out personally.

Truth is Hammers de facto director of football David Sullivan had got in first just as he did with Angelo Ogbonna.

Many on merseyside have questioned the Martinez’s ‘decision’ but the truth is Sullivan won the race for both players hands down.

Martinez makes as good a fist of things as he can however, by way of explanation saying: “I always felt that Ross would be our number 10 and he needed that space – definitely.

“Ross has matured this season, no doubt. He has progressed and he needed that time to show what he can become.”

Payet of course has needed no time at all to show what he is, has been voted top London Player of the Year when clubs from the capital hold three of the top six places in the PL and is a runner for Player of the Year.

Mind you we have to bear in mind that Matinez has also defended James McCarthy’s challenge on Dimi whoch saw our top man sidelined for two months.

He said: ” “I don’t think they reflect a bad challenge. We all know James hasn’t got a nasty bone in his body.”

Nuff said!




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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

6 comments on “Hammers hit Toffees with double signing KO

  1. Yeah , Right !

  2. You’re also forgetting the ‘we didn’t really think that Sam Byram was for us’ bull****!

  3. Martinez is a cock. Let’s sign Barkley and lukaku next season.

  4. Have to get the “kick `em off the park” mentality out of them. Indoctrinated by R.M. He who didn`t want Payet, Ogbonna, Byram any way na na na na nah. What a despicable little ****.

  5. He’s a sneak mooro ! A complete bulls#ister , revenge is sweet !!!

  6. Slime ball Martinez and his team of thugs got what they deserve … NOTHING … McCarthey is a thick hit man and Barkley is wasting his talent trying to kick people . Lukaku is far too good for this team of niggling cheats . He could be the missing link for the Happy Hammers at the O.S.

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