Hammers still aiming for top two targets

IheanachoWest Ham still have Kelechi Iheanacho and Michy Batshuayi at the top of their target list of strikers and remain intent on getting one or the other or both “if its humanly possible.”

Although they remain keen on Olivier Giroud as a third choice, in a perfect world the Manchester City and Chelsea strikers would be the pair they would love to bring to the London Stadium.

The Hammers have insisted they will be keeping all their options over but they are aware that a transfer fee of going on for £25 million for 30 year old Giroud is excessive when the same fee is involved for Iheanacho – nine years his junior.

With a £100k a week wage involved for the Arsenal player over three years that amounts to nearly £40 million and although the club is convinced his goals would keep them in the Premier League, there is no sell on of any value in the deal.

Thus Iheanacho – where the deal would involve a buy back and potential profit – is more attractive  from all points of view.

The Hammers remain in touch with the Batshauyi situation and ideally they want the two although Chelsea are more likely to be interested in a year long deal for the Belgium international.


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12 comments on “Hammers still aiming for top two targets

  1. Congratulations to Antonio and let’s hope he improves on his tally nxt season

  2. And tomorrow our top two targets will be Ihaenacho & Giroud,Monday will be Giroud & Batshuayi,Tuesday maybe Batshuayi & Bakambu.
    Sorry am i starting to sound a tiny bit cynical 😀

    • Yes quite right cos as targets fall there are new ones at top of list – well done Rads

      • Lol keep your sarcasm in your pocket Hugh i was on about the newspapers not you 😀

        • He’s a bit touchy you’ve gone public with his blog content strategy for the week. Now you’ve blown it, we’ll most probably get some new “leaks” from the club now.

      • I thought Giroud was the top target – must pay more attention and keep up!

        • You must have been too busy eating a bag of popcorn Michael 😂

          • I’d keep quiet about popcorn if I was you, it really winds some people up.

            I mentioned it in the past, something about eating some of the disgusting stuff if Valencia signed for Everton – got away with that one, thank god!

          • I wouldnt worry about it mate,some people were born wound up 😀

  3. And the business sense in going public and grading your priorities works how exactly ?!?! I’m sure Giroud will love knowing he’s our third choice.

    If this has genuinely come from within the club the then it’s moronic.

    We’ll end up signing Carlton Cole at this rate.

  4. Nappy fillers!! Lol

  5. be great if we could get both it will transform out squad

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