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Cameron-Borthwick-JacksonA report that the Irons are keen to do a loan deal for “Manchester United’s left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are wide of the mark.

The club have made it clear to ClaretandHugh that the injury to Aaron Cresswell will see them sign a regular Premier League performer with Hull City’s Andy Robertson top of their list.

The club are ready to go in with an offer for the player and suggestions in the Sun that Borthwick-Jackson is in their sights are innacurate.

The report came from veteran reporter Alan Nixon but the Hammers have made it clear the United player would not be the answer to their problem.

We have watched the 19 year old in the past past but suggestions he will answer an ” SOS call” have been dismissed with a CandH source  saying: “We need a quality left back – we have gambled in that position for long enough.”

He admitted that the Irons had seen an £8 million bid for Norwich City’s Robbie Brady turned down adding: “I think that makes the point.”

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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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  • ComethTheMoment says:

    Robbie Brady would have been great to fill the gap while Cressie out, but he’s far too good to be a bench warmer therafter, so I’m not surprised the deal didn’t go through.

    BUT the REAL story behind this is that with Crissie’s injury, the club IMMEDIATELY puts in bids for LBs.
    So the fact that after all this time, there have been no moves whatsoever for a RB, BY INFERENCE, this TELLS us that the thinking is for ANTONIO TO STAY AT RB….
    So, in the absence of any info from Slav or the club, at least we can establish THAT.
    NOW, I would just like to understand WHY? I would like someone in a press conference to put that to Slav.
    I just find it incredibly weird…..and so do a lot of others, it would seem.

    • johnboy says:

      Good points CTM,? He obviously sees something with Antonio , but he should be in fengouli
      Position , and getting back to cover the R/b as he did well last year , he’s built for that role,
      Strange one that ? Let’s see what happens Thursday .

  • oldiron says:

    I agree about Antonio, when a team like Domzale can exploit our weakness with Antonio at right back, god help us in the Premiership, we will be slaughtered.
    We must sign a right back and a left back along with a versatile defender who can play right across the back line when required.
    We have a midfield to die for so then we need a couple of forwards to replace Sakho and Valencia , if they are going.

    Two swap deals with Ayew and Berahino will do the trick leaving us with loads of money for the defensive recruits.

    Maybe I should be head of recruitment, we seem to have lost the plot after last year.

    Come ON Daves and Slav stop this incessant seach for a marquee signing , we are not in the CL so none are going to come YET.
    Get us into the CL and then you will see top players wanting to come to us.
    Walk before you run.


  • kevin says:

    Thank goodness for that . A player on loan from Man Utd to fill RB would have ment him missing a possible 7 matches against maybe the top club in the league . Had me worried for a bit last night . Get your fingers west ham , not long to go now .

  • kevin says:

    Should have read : get your fingers out west ham . Touch screens can be a nightmare at times .

  • starlet55 says:

    i dont this true but if it is sure we would use our own youth talent

  • bubs says:

    Agree why is he better then Page ?
    Reid played left back many times when he first came to the club and if Byram is not the real deal why were the Gooners interested,
    Burke played well 2 years ago for 5 matches under Hippo on the right side before he took Bradford by storm last year so why is he not playing ?
    Oxford interest every other club now but we want to wait until he is 30 before we play him,he had one bad game last year up against Luluka and so many of our other defenders have done so well before against him,

  • Tone says:

    Er because he has first team experience at Man.Utd & probably is better than Page.
    Sorry Bubs but Burke playing marvellously in League One doesnt then make him a Premier player just yet.I hold him in high regard but wouldnt want him as a regular starter right now.

  • johnboy says:

    Expect a lot more of this crap from the mancs lovers press !
    The special mug is having a clear out , like fletcher none of the youngsters are going to get a look in except in special circumstances, he buys success not bring young ones through !
    Money clubs play money players as they strive for dominance ! If a youngster comes through eventually then its a touch !!rashford for instance ? The mug will never do a fergie ?
    Plus they will try to get a small amount of dosh back after spending big !
    We will do the same with our young ones , only a few will come through as we strive as well !
    Its a fact of life ! New stadium , achieving top four , ( looking difficult if truth full ) we missed the boat last year with the Swansea and stoke games which would have helped us in the transfer market which we are struggling in now ? Add the dodgy decisions to that as well ?
    Play oxford if we mean to keep him on the left , he play left for england , and bring in playerswithout panic buying ! Even if we get players in now they will not be gguaranteed to settle immediately , we left it far to late , nominate old iron .hahaha , couldn’t do any worse !
    The whole pre season has been a messy thing ! Not like the Dave’s of old !! Strange what money does to the judgement and instinct on a player , there’s a devo , sakho , vardy , yedder , etc out there , its not all about dosh ? Or is it !!!

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