Hero Maiga may get Hammers off hook

maigaNow here’s some really great news which may help the Hammers off a hook at the end of the season.

Modibo Maiga scored a hat-trick to help Metz to a 3-2 win over relegation rivals Toulouse in the French Ligue 1 at Stade Saint-Symphorienover the weekend.

He netted in the 25th, 42nd and 54th minute as Metz held on for a valuable away win and the striker doubled his  goal tally for the season.,

The hat-trick also ended a run of 10 games in all competitions without a goal, dating back to November of last year.

The news will bring a smile to the faces of our board who – should maiga keep things going – could yet be retained by Metz next season.

He is on £40k a week at Upton Park and although Metz pay only a small percentage of his wages the Irons are desperate for the player to see him spend the last year of his contract on loan at the French club.

One swallow doesn’t make a summer of course but should Maiga find his form it could save the club having to fork out close to £1 million in a pay-off to the 27 year old.


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3 comments on “Hero Maiga may get Hammers off hook

  1. If it comes down to money I would rather have Maiga on 2 million a year than Nolan on £2.5. Both have one year left, perhaps that superb team Leicester City might want them next season!!

  2. Under a manager he may turn out to be not such a bad player,
    If his work rate doubled and he worked on his fitness h could cover the spot Cole has but I would rather give Lee a shot ( nice seeing Freddy banging them in for the tractor mob )

  3. Keep Maiga and dump Nolan.He already has six more than Nolan and that’s in a crap team.

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