Hammers linked with same old target – AGAIN!


RR Very Low (1)Reports over the last 24 hours that West Ham United are ¬†interested in signing Croatia international striker¬†Mario Mandzukic aren’t exactly the latest news in town.

For the 30 year old Juventus hitman was first linked to a move that never happened first in July last year – just ahead of signing for Juve – and again in November which again of course didn’t happen.

Now, it’s being presented again as a new story with the Irons heading towards the end of a season which in all honesty is beginning to die on its feet!

The 30-year-old, who has 74 international caps for his country, has scored seven goals and provided five assists in 34 appearances in all competitions for the defending Serie A champions – marginally better than Simone Zaza who managed five in 19.

The report from TalkSPORT on this occasion suggests West Ham are in the race to sign the Croatian,who has played under Hammers boss Slaven Bilic for the national team – a reminder that have some believing such a story has ‘legs.’

The silly season appears to have started a tad early

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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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  • Hammer64 says:

    Does anybody else just want to leave all this speculation until we are at least certain of being in the PL next year. And preferably until the end of the season? If I am the only one who it is driving mad then fine I will shut up & just read the other stories!

  • RangeyFlorida says:

    Any chance that we could be linked with somebody the right side of 27 for a change. Need some young legs for the next few years.

  • John says:

    I reckon a top signing would be Ivor Markee. He is a big Pole and plays for JuveTENTus.

    I’ll get me coat.

  • ChrisTheHammer says:

    I love the rumours. I used to rate him highly but I’m not sure he’s got it anymore

  • Hammer64 says:

    Ok I get the message! Other people love all this stuff. Roll on the end of thevAugust window. Yawn.

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