Hammers press on with talks


PrinceWest Ham are still talking to Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue but continue to insist they will take their time coming to a decision on the £2 million midfielder.

The player has been a possible target for some weeks but is seen as one with “raw talent” who would be a “big gamble.”

And that may not be the ideal scenario as the club continue the hunt for a couple of strikers and left back.

ClaretandHugh was told: “The player is talking to the co chairman but no hasty decisions will be made.”

With the club having sufficient finds to cover four more players, theclub remains ultra careful after  the likes of Modibo Maiga and Alou Diarra, fail and simply refuse to take expensive risks.

A source said: “The player definitely has talent but no deal will be done unless the club can get real value for money.

“Nothing has changed. It’s all about doing a deal cheap enough to perhaps take the gamble.”

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    Sensible precautions!
    Can’t we just let Mogadon maiga and diarra go? Or at least cancel their contracts?!

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