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Hammers linked to Austrian

baumWest Ham are this morning being reported as chasing Julian Baumgartlinger as an alternative for Alex Song if talks to sign the Barcelona loanee fail.

Much has been written about the former Arsenal midfielder’s West Ham future and ClaretandHugh understands Ihe irons remain keen to sign him.

However, the 27 year old Austrian international is being watched regularly and would become a target if talks with song fall through.

Suggestions that the Hammers are ready to turn their backs on Song are off the mark and if wage demands and transfer fee are within sensible limits the Hammers will work to make it happen.

Baumgarlinger has made 67 appearances for his club 1.FSV Mainz 05


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One comment on “Hammers linked to Austrian

  1. Song has faded badly, I know he’s been carrying injuries but maybe now we know why he’s been moved on by Arsenal and Barcelona. I know everybody says the same thing but he’s very much like Adebayor in that he only seems to put it in occasionally, makes a huge initial impact but then fades badly!

    As for Baumgartlinger – who knows? The Club would make money out of the shirt sales with all them letters in his name, but beyond that I’ve never heard of him!

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