Henry’s presence is being felt more and more inside the club and it’s him who is believed to already be working on the deal to bring Sampdoria’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang to the club.
And stories published in the national press a couple of weeks back that Sam Allardyce’s uncertain position may scupper a deal for 23 year old Basle central defender Fabian Scher are also wide of the mark given that again as Henry is the man behind it.
The former Everton chief scout has also identified Javier Hernandez as a top target at around £7 million and he is – as reported elsewhere – very much on the radar.
It won’t escape the attention of many that the 26 year old Mexican is not perhaps the usual Sam Allardyce target which may give an insight into current thinking in the club
The suggestion that we are also pursuing Senegal striker Moussa Konate was however knocked back by a Hammers source this morning.
He said: “That one is not a priority but the others are possibilities.”