Hammers sweat it out on Zabaleta answer

zab-1West Ham summer target Pablo Zabaleta wept on the Etihad Stadium pitch on Tuesday night as he bade farewell to the club after nine years and described his decision to do so as the hardest in his career. Zabaleta was bought by the then City manager Mark Hughes two days before the club was taken over Abu Dhabis in 2008.

“I will enjoy the last few days in the club,” the 32-year-old said. “There is still one more game to play and we need to win to secure the Champions League spot for next season. I won’t be here next season but I wish all the best for this football club.

West Ham is waiting to hear whether the Manchester City defender will be their first summer signing on a free transfer.

The Sun claim the Hammers are offering him a two-year, £100,000-a-week deal to Zabaleta which if true would make him the highest paid West Ham player.


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11 comments on “Hammers sweat it out on Zabaleta answer

  1. Seems all to familiar- target revealed, wages ‘out there’. Wonder how this will end.?
    Do hope we land this one…but we really don’t help ourselves do we.

    • We all keep saying it but , West Ham carry on doing the same , regardless . It would be a waste of breath if it wasn’t for the fact I’m using my finger .

  2. I think this guy is decent, he’s slow.. and we seem to be linked more to the older guys now than we do the younger.
    But experience is needed… he could help Byram out a lot.
    As Defoe could help the likes of Fletcher and Martinez (Fingers crossed he starts against Burnley)

  3. Why blame the club? The clue is in: “The Sun claim”. It just seems to suit some people to believe only the worst scenario and start banging on like it’s the club that’s announced it as official business. OH! Woe is me.

    • Don’t get Kevin started 66.According to him every newspaper journalist who makes up a story gets it from the inner sanctum of the LS.
      If a journo makes up a story about us to fill some space it has come from the club where Kev is concerned 😁

  4. Why use money on a player who is past his best and using us as a payday

  5. If we do sign him on the reported £100k a week all of our rivals will be weeping too, with laughter

  6. This is not the road we want to go down; we should be investing in youth and the future, not some old has-been, who’ll arrive for an easy ride and a good few bob a week

  7. Lol its funny i have been taking an interest in the tv & radio shows with pundits & ex pros discussing Zabaleta,all i have heard is positives about the geezer.He still has plenty left in the tank,proper professional,great leader on the pitch then i come on here & its all doom & gloom.
    Too old,legs have gone.Mind you i read the same on here about Ibrahimovich when we were linked with him last summer,too old,legs have gone,bad influence on the dressing room.Yeah all that was bang on the money wasnt it😂😂😂

    • Lama – you echo my sentiments exactly. I always thought he was decent, but the way the Man City fans are reacting over his departure makes me think he may be a real asset if he signs for us.

      • Indeed fellas through curiosity i took a butchers at the City forums about him.The general consensus was that whoever signed him was going to still get a very good player.A warrior born leader and consumate professional who still has much to offer a club in the premiership.Now if anyone knows about him they do and i saw no mention of his legs having gone or being too old.
        For god sake he is only 32,

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