Hammers ‘One out, One in’ policy

AdrianWest Ham will operate a ‘one out, one in’ policy for the remainder of the Summer transfer window following the £16m signing of Javier Hernandez yesterday.

The Hammers have now reached their upper annual wage budget as well as having a full squad of twenty-five players. With the primary transfer business done the club will need to see outbound players before replacing them.

The most likely outbound candidates are Sofiane Feghouli, Robert Snodgrass and Adrian, all three of which travelled to Germany and remain part of the first team squad in pre-season training.

Feghouli travelled separately by car to Germany after an alleged meeting between him, his agents and Galatasaray in Paris over the weekend. He is the most likely to leave first for a fee of £4.5m which would allow the Hammers to buy Badou N’Diaye for a reported £8.5m.

Brighton has made an initial enquiry for Robert Snodgrass but that has not been followed up by any bids. The midfielder has also been linked with other clubs including Leeds. A source at Leeds said there was no truth in the rumour adding he was out of their league budget wise.

Adrian could be Palace bound if remains unhappy at West Ham with Newcastle also linked with the shot stopper. The keeper needs to decide whether he is happy to sit on the bench as Joe Hart’s number two or whether he wants guaranteed first team football this coming season.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

10 comments on “Hammers ‘One out, One in’ policy

  1. Adrian won’t be sold as we would not have a reserve keeper and I am fairly sure the club see him as direct competition for places with Hart, loan Snodgrass out that should solve that problem, also what about Edmilson Fernandes where is he going to fit in ? He is too good to be sitting on the bench, if we are not going to play him we should loan him out for the next season to develop, he needs regular football to improve, I am sure Celtic would be a decent option to continue getting used to British football and to play in Europe also.

  2. I’d be interested what you perceive the 25 man squad to be currently Sean if you are looking for another article to do and how the academy players can fit into that. Personally I think Adrian and Snodgrass will go nowhere but I do think Feb is as good as gone. I still think Wiltshire and one other will arrive.

  3. I can see one midfielder (Ndiaye possibly) and a couple of shots in the dark,punts whichever you prefer.I have nothing against the odd punt now the main signings have been made.You never know we might come up with a little gem or jewel.

  4. Said the other day feg gone ndiaye in snodgrass loan out if not sold , can’t see much chances for the young ones this season , bilic has a job to do , he has got to produce this year or hes gone , he will not jeperdise that , and if we crave success then their only chance is cup run , but then wouldn’t we like some silverware !! We need to play a strong side to achieve this with a smidge of luck to boot , if he’s going to play a 3-5-2 then its midfield that needs reinforcing IMO 🙂

  5. Trouble with Ndiaye coming in is we are heavy in that position
    Obiang Kouyate Noble Fernandez plus we have Cullen and only 1/2 can fit in to a system that includes Arnie Ant and the Jewel we still have to fit in Ayew,Snodgrass Feggolui AC or Sak alongside The Pea
    No way will you keep everyone happy
    I would sooner see extra cover at CB unless Burke is going to given a chance
    We have no pace in the Centre Reid Oggy Ginge Konte are all plodders
    Plus we have only 1 genuine creative genius The Jewel
    If we could get some money in Barkley would be my pick or Wilshere but has he the legs because he can’t have AC sick bed

    • Although we haven’t seen so much of it Bubs Fernandes played at the point of a diamond is also very creative and Obiang has a good eye for a pass, also when played centrally Feghouli created a fair bit but I think he will be in pastures new judging by the rhetoric we are hearing.

  6. Agree 100% but we have so much depth in the middle and we need to start giving Cullen Quina a chance because they are good enough and we will regret it if they leave
    We now need to grow our squad as a unit enough new faces
    Ndiaye is not going to be a game changer for us Turkey is not the Premier
    If he comes I won’t complain but we could still do with cover in other places

  7. Both Burke and Rice can cover the back four and increase the pace there.

    If Lanzini gets injured, who creates?

    A quality creative midfielder would be my next and last signing of this window.

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