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Improved bid tabled to bring in midfielder

Tom_Cairney_2016West Ham have tabled a new and final bid of £17 million for Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney in an attempt to test the West London club’s resolve.

Fulham has previously told West Ham that they value the player at £40m and won’t accept a penny less but in reality, were hoping to attract bids as high as £30m.

West Ham think their valuation is ridiculous and point to the current record transfer fee for a Championship player is £30m and that is what Spurs paid Newcastle with add-ons for Moussa Sissoko.

In joint second place, Everton paid £25m for Jordan Pickford last season from Sunderland while Liverpool also paid a reported £25m Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to make them the joint second most expensive players to come from a Championship side.

If the bid of £17m for Tom Cairney is accepted today he will become the fourth most expensive transfer fee in the history of second-tier league.The player himself is said to be keen on the move and started following Mark Noble on Twitter while his girlfriend’s social posts also suggest she is keen on the move to West Ham.


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2 comments on “Improved bid tabled to bring in midfielder

  1. It seriously doubt it will be accepted, what about Theo Wallcott when he was at Southampton I thought Arsenal bid over £20m for him ? Cairney is worth a lot more than £17m, we missed out on Kante because the club didn’t want to spend £6m I think it was, if this £17m is true then they should hang their heads in shame, Sullivan is a Billionaire on paper yet metaphorically we are scraping around the classified adverts in the Daily Sport rather than investing in modern media. It is frustrating being a West Ham fan at the best of times but this window seems a carbon copy of most of the others, make out we have loft aims then try and get everything done on the cheap in the last 5 minutes.

  2. Wont happen they will be laugh at the bid. if they want 30mil then come in at 25mil.

    Why wont they understand, you can not buy a player for what they are actually worth in January window, its not how it works.

    If a player is worth 15mil in the summer, he is worth 20 or 25mil in Jan.

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