Hammers in long queue for stopper

Jordan Pickford was in inspirational form in the Sunderland net as he denied Hull on several occasions

West Ham are just one of six clubs ready to offer Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford a new club next season.

It’s going to take £25 million to get the stopper out of  the Stadium of Light as it is believed that’s the sum included in his release clause.

The Hammers are know to be keen on the 23 year old but are in a queue which includes, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton and Manchester United.

Pickford’s boss David Moyes has made it clear he doesn’t know whether he can hold on to the player this season.

We have tracked the player all season but with so many big four clubs involved in the chase we will in all probability have to turn our attention elsewhere.



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5 comments on “Hammers in long queue for stopper

  1. The best chance to get him imho is to go in at the first opportunity and trigger his release clause, if he costs £25m and wins you 5 matches a season thats the difference between Europa League and Champions League he pays for himself, we are presumably opening a dialogue already over Jermain Defoe so just buy them both Pickford is a marquee signing, offer him big money also because no doubt his agent will have told him to wait for the big clubs so you have to turn his head with money.

  2. A keeper that Westham should have a look at is Valencia’s & Australia’s Matt Ryan, this guy is a gem.

  3. Personally I’d be tempted to save our money and stick with Adrian at least for another season. Given his form since he has returned maybe he got the jolt he needed by being dropped, Should have come back earlier of course given Randy’s fall from grace, which is a shame as I do like Darren but his last few games were woeful and certainly gave the defence the jitters. Spend what money we do have on a couple of strikers and move on AC and Sackho.

    • I hear you Pop Adrian has been good on his return but he hasn’t played against a team that are good on set plays or that play with genuine wide players, his weakness is crosses, he has a tendency to flap at them and a few games a season he is going to cost is goals if that doesn’t improve, just my opinion of course but Pickford looks like he could be world class and certainly England’s long term keeper, if we could get him he will save us some points each season and having a world class player in the team can only help us attract more of the same, plus he is English and with the quotas set to change on how many homegrown players clubs have to have in the squad he can help us in that regard also, plus we don’t yet know what the effects Brexit will have on work permits for European imports so if we can get ahead of that game early doors can’t do us any harm can it ? It might seem like a lot of money £25m but when you look at what players like DeGea do for Man U, Pickford could do the same for us within a few seasons.

  4. We have much bigger priorities if he would cost this sort of money.The defensive unit is working well so another rb and a forward are where the money should go.

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