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Hammers open up on Remy option

Loic-Remy-Chelsea-1Chelsea’s forgotten man Loic Remy is only a back up choice for a West Ham loan deal should their moves to find striker cover fail.

He is only on the club’s secondary choice  as Slaven Bilic and David Sullivan continue to movem for available front men given the club’s injury crisis.

Hopes of signing Italy striker Simone Zaza look unlikely but moves to grab Wilfried Bony are still going on.

Remy has been mentioned as a target with talks going on between West Ham and Chelsea but a top ClaretandHugh source has made it clear he is not bear the top of the club’s priority list..

The 29 year old managed just three goals in 20 appearances last season and has failed to make any of new manager Antonio Conte’s pre season squads.

We were told  this morning: “We have made one signing this week and we hope there will be another this evening (Thursday) although Remy issimply a back up choice.”



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13 comments on “Hammers open up on Remy option

  1. A lot of people seem to think that Zaza could happen today!

  2. Who’s the one signing this week? Betway?

  3. Rumour in Spain is that the Zaza deal has been agreed and now a medical is needed,
    Apparently the club have excepted £21 million up front with add ons and giving him £55 K per week,
    Daddy is happy he is happy so the deal might go through after today’s game if we win,

  4. I don’t believe for one second we are going to spend 21m or 25m and 55k a week on this lad, if we do we deserve absolutely everything we get. I sincerely hope Bilic did not ring him yesterday. The only way we should consider this guy is a loan with option to buy but even at that I would find it hard to justify this expenditure. He was absolutely hopeless in the euros. The Sunderland player who went back to Italy for 2m after the euros was in the team ahead of him.

  5. Here we go again,Johnhams off & running 🙂

  6. Jonham did you ever watch him for Sassoulo.He was very good,hence him moving to Juventus.I watched him during the euros to but I ain’t basing my opinion on what I saw in a few appearnces then.The same as they always say dont buy a player based on tournament performances it works the other way too.F*ck me we ended up with Valencia based on a good tournament.What a load of bolloxs that was 🙂

    • He’s never been more than a 1 in 3 man in a top flight division though. Couldn’t see him getting more than 10 in the PL and that’s being generous when based on his Euros (although I appreciate your point on tournament-judging)

  7. On loan Remy would be a great signing. Got all the assets for a PL striker. One important issue though – highly injury-prone. Would still rather this than spend £20m+ on Zaza though

  8. Radai, you have it in for me my friend lol lol Did I not tell you I am a big fan of Enner so I would prefer if Enner plays and we keep our 25m in our pockets and bring in someone on loan. My preference is to go back for Laccazette, he is the one for me. I would also take Bacca still. If neither of these don’t drop our standards, I would be happy if we try for a championship player with loads of potential someone that could develop quickly like Antonio. But not Zaza..

    • Hahahaha,aint got in for you Johnham,just pulling your leg mate.I never realised you rated Valencia,i can’t say I have ever noticed you write that lol.You know what we all have our personal fav we would like to bring in so not all of us are going to be happy.Thats life.I would still bring Jenks back as rb though,he is class lol

  9. well if johnham doesn’t like him I will assume he is a good player but maybe not a fast runner. Ha ha.

  10. Zaza was signed by juventus & is a full international for Italy so surely that shows he is a good player. Juventus don’t just sign duds, most of thier squad would walk into half the PL 1st team. How long would you keep giving valencia chances?

  11. Why would we want Bacca? He’s one nothing but mess us around then trashed us a little in the media. Slav has said he doesn’t want players that err and umm. Bacca is a mercenary more than most footballers.

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