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Hammers in new striker talks

West Ham are reported by Sky to be in talks with Ligue 1 side Amiens over a loan deal for their striker Serhou Guirassy.

Amiens have been hoping to get a permanent deal sorted but the Irons are refusing to pay fees when there is a chance of a loan deal given their experience with Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill.

Amiens are now prepared to let him leave on loan with an option to buy in the summer and to be fair the player has attracted interest from Leicester City and Villa.

The 23-year-old French forward joined the Ligue 1 side from Bundesliga club Köln in a £5m deal last summer.

Guirassy has scored four goals this season with Amiens sitting 18th in Ligue 1.

ClaretandHugh says: It doesn’t sound the most exciting deal in the world should it happen and although a striker is needed we still believe all our energies should be centred on that powerful midfielder. The Hammers believe Joe Allen is past his best and David Moyes has been looking at a series of younger players in preference. However, should they fail, don’t rule out a move for the Stoke City 29-year-old. Little is known about Guirassy other than him starting with FC Koln before moving to Amiens after suffering some medical problems. He was loaned until the end of last season before the club exercised an option and bought the rights for Guirassy. Transfer fees were reported to be about 5 to 6 million Euros. Amiens later took advantage of the option and turned the deal permanent. He has a scoring record of 15 goals in 67 games at the two clubs and has represented France at under 17, 18 and 19 level.

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20 comments on “Hammers in new striker talks

  1. Four goals in Ligue 1 is hardly setting the world alight and is probably not as good as Ajeti’s record in Swiss football.
    Hopefully just rumour .
    Why not give Ajeti a proper go at partnering Haller , drop Lanzini ( no impact and a liability, Snodgrass, only has a left foot and cannot even use that outside the box and Cresswell, who only seems to try to cross when a defender is in his way.
    Just a thought ?

  2. Waste of money, as you say a midfielder with legs !
    Antonio can be a makeshift striker until the end of the season, what an untried striker when we are staring relegation in the face. 🤤

  3. Another great signing then if true. How do we know if he is any good? with no scouting in place how do we know if these foreign players are any good. It seems to me that he not wanted by his club and we are desperate for loan deals so we do a deal for a few grand in wages to take a punt. Are we that bad as loyal supporters to watch this drama and spend our hard earned cash on a punt

  4. Exactly why this board need to realise they cannot take West Ham any further. They have appointed a very poor manager and now they are recruiting cheap, they deserve everything they get this season, unfortunately it is us the fans that will suffer as a result. I actually liked the link to the argenitina full back as he was young, is stablished in a good team with tradition. But what do the board do put in a loan offer for a player with a release clause of 17m. I am tired at the way they do business.

  5. Just to see we’re again on other sites being linked to dozens of players, happens every time the silly season begins its often the case we get none, plus we must be the lone kings of the premier league

  6. My reply should read loan kings of premier league

  7. If it’s true it is truly SHOCKING. .praying it’s media\agent blar blar blar. His record and stats wouldn’t set League One or Two on fire ..and he had an injury problem.
    Sounds like our type of guy😤

  8. Seriously,this is comedy gold the stuff printed about players we are gonna sign,180 grand a week wages or another for lad 30 million…thanks for making me chuckle everyday….god help it if some of the supporters believe this waffle…thanks for the laughs….ha ha ha…unbelievable jeff.

  9. Hes worth 5 million and they want to loan him …I think ive seen it all now 😂😂😂😂

    • Let’s hope Sullivan gives Moyes the money NE2 spend and on players this month I’m fed up with Sullivan he rather keep the money in his bank account then spend it on players he’s supposed to be a West Ham fan and a West Ham supporter if it was a West Ham fan he would give the money buy players and support the manager I don’t blame boys I blame Sullivan gold I’ve been a West Ham fan all my life I never seen anything like this they’re ruining the club

  10. ‘Given their experience with Hughill and Ajeti’ (lol)
    Neither given much PL game time to be able to judge.

  11. Has anybody looked at Gonzos post on YouTube lately? Found it quite interesting in the fact he had heard that the board are making plans in the eventual case of relegation happening, and got in touch with someone at the club to find what he had heard to be true!! Apparently to every players contact there is a clause that in the event the club goes down there wages go down 50% this is a main factor of why players don’t really want to sign for club’s near the relegation zone apparently all clubs have this clause??? But most selling teams want players off there books not loans ( the player they want rid of just comes back and and can’t off load them) where as the player wont sign for a team that’s looking like he’s going to lose 50% of his wages if they go down ? The more nearer the bottom the less likely to get quality players on loan or on loan with options to buy?? So it’s not looking good folks one way or another?? look Gonzos post up on YouTube

    • Normal procedure at every club. Cn’t leave that option open. It’s agreed at start of contracts – not a sudden plan cos I can’t see agents accepting that can you Dusty?

      • As Gonzo says and what I have put too ? every club as that in place with contract negotiations. But agents of some of our already signed players would do well to tell already signed players to put more of an effort in to stay on their current deal with what they earn to stay up, and fight to stay up ?? Or are they the first to want their players out for a fire sale if we go down? It’s happened before with Defoe Lampard and Carrick and Scott parker in previous times we’ve gone down ? We as a club just muddle on and supporters complain? We wouldn’t be the first and certainly not gonna be the last, but with that stadium, it’s going to be strange and different if the unthinkable happens ????

    • I don’t take much notice of these you tube fan channels because they are always always slagging off the board and looking at ways to stir up unrest among the fan base. Gives them something to talk about. Maybe improves their viewing figures.

  12. Really people,we have had 10 years of Sullivan and Gold,don’t tell me you haven’t sussed them out yet! Do you not realise that the owners have accepted that relegation is inevitable now and that spending money on players is too late now because if they spend sums of money now then when they are relegated they’ve gotta sell those players again at less than they paid for them. Hence loan signings make sense inasfar as those players only get sent back to their clubs.

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