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Increased bid for Song’s replacement

Pedro-Obiang-Sampdoria_2835036 (1)Reports gathering pace again today claim that Pedro Obiang is nearing a move to West Ham to become the second summer signing of the season. Two tabloids claim that West Ham have lodged a fresh £5.75M (8 million Euro) bid  with Sampdoria increasing a  previous bid of 7.5 million Euros they made earlier this month.

In early May Sport Italia journalist Alfredo Pedulla said the Hammers had reached an agreement in principle with Sampdoria for the transfer Pedro Obiang for a fee at 7.5 million Euros (£5.4m) but late interest from Spurs and Stoke City encouraged Sampdoria to slap another one million Euros on his asking price. If the latest reports are to be believed the two parties have met half way on the transfer fee.

The Spanish midfielder has made 60 appearances for Sampdoria since 2010 scoring just one goal.  Obiang was capped for Spain at youth levels and is seen  as an ideal replacement for Alex Song.


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8 comments on “Increased bid for Song’s replacement

  1. Dont know much about this geezer.This is our italian correspondents territory.Guess i could google him then sound like an expert.I will leave that to another site though 😉

  2. Can’t find out much about him via Google apart from he is very physical. The first clip of him doing anything on YouTube video (apart from warming up) he breaks a tackle and then gives the ball away cheaply. So yes he is a straight Song replacement! He’s fancied by a few clubs so he must have something.

  3. When do the Spuds come back in with another bid ?
    If he does not come now leave him and move on and he does not count as a big signing
    In anybody’s book

  4. Him and Gradel would be lovely additions to the squad

  5. I know nothing of this gent. Looks athletic though so should be able to cover more grass than some of the midfielders that we currently have

  6. No sign of Diarra yet but we do have Poyet and Kouyate in the defensive midfield role,
    One more should give us plenty of cover with Noble and Alfitano,
    Sorry Essex can’t agree about Gradel he is no better than Jarvis,

    • Valid point but he won’t cost £10M and isn’t a one trick ‘run down the line and lump it to big Andy’ pony, worth a gamble I’d say, 19 goals this season alright it’s frog football but still.. Poyet needs game time yet – should let him loose in the Europa. Last I heard Diarra had some hefty compo bill to pay

  7. Compo bill is his problem and no one else wants him,
    Hopefully we won’t need to hump it to Andy ever again,
    Watched Gradel a lot when we went for him before still think he is not a game changer
    But I don’t know everything or so Mrs B says

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