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Hammers still paying huge Maiga price

West Ham are still paying a massive price for their Modibo Maiga nightmare!

The super-flop striker – who went AWOL from Metz when named as a sub for the match against Marseilles at the weekend – is facing a disciplinary hearing at the French club as a result.

But as we reported this morning Hammers officials claim there is no chance of him returning to Upton Park on the basis of him having broken his contract.

And we have discovered that Maiga’s move to Metz was of little help in offloading much of his £38k a week wages.

We were told that we are continuing to pay him £33k a week as Metz were only prepared to put up £5k of the centre forward’s weekly wage. 

He has managed only four goals this season and has hardly made much of the shop window offered to him after he was offered a pay off deal in the summer.

However, we were told the player wanted 100 per cent of the £38k a week for two years – a total of around £3.6 million. 

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3 comments on “Hammers still paying huge Maiga price

  1. Can we not fine/suspend the guy for going AWOL and subsequently save on his wages?? I do feel a bit sorry for him as I think that he is not as bad as what he is being made out to be. The system at the time did not suit him, however that is no excuse for his current actions.

  2. Can’t we send him to AFCON instead of Sakho, Kouyate or Song? If he stays AWOL, maybe their respective FAs won’t notice the switch.

    I’ll also say this … kind of sucks that WHU can’t get out of their contract with this guy but anytime a player decides they want to move on, there’s not much the club can do.

  3. Incredible to think he has cost us upwards of £8m inc transfer fee and wages by the time his contract ends. Is it any wonder they were wary of taking Sakho?

    On the plus side I reassure myself we got Vanencia and Sakho for the money Brenda at Liverpool paid for Baloteri. Ho ho ho.

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