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Hammers ponder transfer window move

sakho cross hammerWest Ham are weighing up whether to make an emergency move to cover the injury to Andre Ayew or rely on a renewed Diafra Sakho to return fully fit and motivated after the international break.

The Hammers injury crisis is worse than any other Premier League side and the board know they may be forced back into the transfer market.

Without Ayew for the next four months they may move on a front man but admit that at this stage of the transfer window he is going to be very hard to find.

We were told ths morning: “Obviously the best are gone but we are looking although Diafra Sakho is training hard and could be available in around three to four weeks.”

Were that the case it could represent a huge irony as the team are involved in a match at the Hawthorns against West Brom where Sak failed his medical ahed of a £16 million move a couple of weeks back.

Our source said: “He is looking okay and I’m sure he is determined to get back into the sort of shape which made him such an important player to us.

“We won’t stop looking around and we will need to make a decision should we find an availalbe striker who we think could help us but we don’t want to be in a position where we have too many of them come Christmas.”

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19 comments on “Hammers ponder transfer window move

  1. 3 or 4 weeks on top of what he’s already done just to get fir?

    • what a lazy boy he was in the summer. He refused to join in pre-season and now it cost him a transfer.

  2. Why is it only West Ham that always get the biggest injury crises .
    Anyway we should be beating Bournemouth tomorrow. No excuses . It’s wake up time .

  3. Just go get Bony, he is better than Sakho and if Sakho gets fit then can sell him in Jan or keep him given that we only have Calleri until end of the season; there is no buy option with his loan!

    • Hello jman. Haven’t spoken to you for years. Hope you’re well?

      I think the situation with Calleri is that we can’t automatically buy him. But he’ll still be available. I’m not sure how well he’ll do. He had a good season but before that, not so good

  4. G’day all, first timer, very frustrasting down here and seeing ponder, snub, swoop. For some reason we are in for every player who maybe available in the universe. Whilst we require a striker/s and a right back, on hammersheadlines we appear to be in for every midfielder available. EPL is a much different league than the other european and south american leagues so why would you go out of the EPL to find strikers, Benteke scored at will for a reason at Aston Villa, now he has gone, Remy and Bony alledgedly have been looked at previously, they go to the “bigger clubs” after good seasons at “lesser clubs” for 2 reasons I feel, more game time with so called better quality players which often fail and better wages which never fail, yet they are proven in EPL when they are the No 1. As for rightback, I understand why Slav persists with Antonio, but if a specialist I.e. Byram is bought in, play him and let Antonio cause havoc down the right side, as at the moment he is the 2nd rb at the club. As I have said 1st time so take it easy on me but Remy and Bony are not playing and if you got 12-15 out of them and with a presumed better midfield than last year scoring should not be much of an issue. Just my thoughts

  5. Strange about the injuries. The squad spent most of the last 2 months out of the country so they can’t blame the new training ground ( thank f*** for that ).
    Most or all of the injuries are soft tissue, but were originated in several countries. ( slovenia, Argentina, etc ).
    Seems to be no common cause. Any offers?

  6. We were always going to be in this position at some time,
    We should have sold Sakho to Sunderland and Valencia to Galatasary when we could put the money to one side we still had AC and Fletcher then we could have added any freebie or loan and now we could just go and buy Bony and Remy with no bull needed,
    But no we had to play wheeler dealer try and get something for nothing,
    Now we are in the poo there are still great players available at good prices IE Bony
    and Remy as well as others,
    What are we doing thinking about another bid for players that don’t want to join us trying to play Valencia into form ( no chance ) or get Sak back who does not want to play for us anyway,
    Big up Daves buy Bony make him feel wanted approach other side ie WBA to let Valencia go and Sunderland for Sak,
    Go to Manure with an offer for Rojo who would get us cover for the RSide defence,
    I am sure you will have to bite the bullet price wise but you can get £20 million back and if need £6 million for Obiang and buy what we need,

  7. We have showed no ambition in the transfer market. Liverpool bought Sane, Everton bought Bolasie, City bought Stones, United bought Pogba, we bought Ayew. There is our ambition. We needed a top defender and a top striker to compete. Everton spent 30 m on Bolasie, a class act but we do the cheap option and bring in Feghouli who is totally unproven. I just don’t understand it at all. It was simple, a defender, a midfielder and a striker, 60 million on 3 proven premier league players would have made more sense than 40 million on several unproven premier league players. These players will take time to adapt.

  8. did ayew get a proper medical when he came in ???????

  9. Buy Bony and make every Hammer in the World happy – Simple

  10. How about approaching NASA for a cyborg . No injury probs , no mental probs and will play with 100% efficiently in any position . Or give Antonio an implant .

  11. Why not get both remy and bony, they where prepared to spend 50 on laxettes and bucket loads on bacca so why not get 2 for 1, cheaper and if 1 goes down I.e. Ayew you have the other, get the other rb from newcastle as per hhlines

  12. But we can’t have Bony for longer than six months, can we?
    What an irony, that after all the chasing of strikers we have done, we finish up crossing our fingers that we can get Sakho back on track.

  13. You can get 50 bony’s but if you ain’t got no creative players playing them in its pointless ?
    When lanzini and payet come back it all changes ?? Lol.
    Getting pithed off with the hoof ball lately , carol if picked needs delivery from wide into the box not aimed at him then no one get on the flick on’s !!
    To be truth full the whole side looks out of sorts !! Headless chicken ish !.

  14. On a different issue. ?? I think mike dean is a total waste of spa e as a ref !!
    But would like to say well done to him for the penalty decisions at stoke !!
    But clatterbeg is a complete loser ?? A cheat , and the same for moss for letting Costa off again for simulation and the outrageous kick at the ball that ended with the player being carried off injured ?
    We had players sent off for less , much less last year ??
    Its a farce ??

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