Hammers solve a big problem

URGENTWest Ham are planning to blood Reece Oxford next season after an initial Championship loan deal after the club reinforced its central defensive situation.

Following Winston Reid’s decision to sign a new deal, the club will also offer James Collins a new deal following the new contract agreed with James Tomkins.

And they will also allow Doniel Henry to go out on loan – probably to Blackburn – once he is fully recovered from injury with the player being seen as a massive future prospect.

The club has cooled on Basel defender Fabian Scher who was believed to be a target at around £9 million.

However, ClaretandHugh was told at the start of that piece of speculation there was little more than a 10 per cent chance of the Swiss international joining the club and that he was just one of several defenders they were looking at.

All of that preceded the Reid decision to commit to a new six year deal in the east end and earlier yesterday we were told: “We are now looking at the right back and central striking position.

“Winston’s decision to sign saved the club a big problem in that area and we can look to strengthen elsewhere. We’re looking decent in that position”



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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

6 comments on “Hammers solve a big problem

  1. Still don’t understand why he can’t play for us and needs to play in the championship first ?
    Why take the risk as we did with Henry getting injured and kicked about by forwards with something to prove against a much more talented player,
    And being a success against championship players mean he can cut the mustard in the premier,
    Stop messing about our season is over give him 20 mins this week against Aguerro and then 45 mins for at least 2 weeks running in the next games,give Reid and Ginge a rest,
    Same with Poyet and give Song and Kouyate a break,
    Nene needs playing time and now is the time with the injuries,
    We know all we need to know about Nolan,Demel and O,Brien give them the rest of the season off or let them give BFS,s interviews for the rest of the season.
    BFS R.I.P

  2. New season

    New manager

    New hope


  3. It’s all well and good wanting to play youngsters but first game against aguero? He would get destroyed along with confidence lol

  4. Excuse me I thought the story said next season after a loan spell. Ah well there’s always one

  5. Was actually aimed at bubs comment about Reece Oxford (probably should have replied directly to his comment which I realised afterwards) kind of new to this so my bad for the confusion.

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