Hammers scout French cup for next star

payetHammers scouts were back in France looking for the next Dimtri Payet or Diafra Sakho to come out of the French top leagues.

Arsenal, Sunderland, QPR, Borussia Dortmund, Real Sociedad and Wolfsburg also sent representatives to watch as Bordeaux beat Lorient 2-0 to book their place in the French Cup semi-final.

Following the amazing success of Payet and Sakho in the Premier League, West Ham’s Director of Recruitment Tony Henry often sends scouts to the big French games looking the next young star which could break through to the Premier League for the Irons.

West Ham scouts have been assessing a number of right back targets as well as young strikers currently plying their trade in French Ligue 1.

West Ham snapped up Sakho in 2014 for an initial transfer fee of £3.5m on wages of £15,000 per week. His contract has since risen to £25,000 per week and Metz have received add-ons based on his 35 appearances. Dimtri Payet joined the Hammers from Marseille last June for £10.7m on a five year contract said to be worth £68,000 per week.




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

3 comments on “Hammers scout French cup for next star

  1. The 2 daves should put Payet out to stud.Then in 18yrs time,we would have a stream of quality fowards.

  2. Great idea, but let Dimi finish his playing career first.
    Who would you link him up with?
    Carli Lloyd (US World Cup striker) would be great, but I think her partner, Brian Hollins, may not approve of this plan?!
    Could always put his ‘goods’ into liquid nitrogen, with a plan for IVF in years to come!

  3. Not more porn,
    We have been lucky so far in France just look at Newcastle this term they got all the also runs,
    The North Africa countries are producing some good talent the moment and Slav has good knowledge of those players,
    With European players costing top dollar we need to find the hidden talent and the hungry players who need to improve theirs and their families lives,

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