Irons favourites as Toffees enter Ogbonna race

Angelo_Ogbonna_BGR-ITA_2012Everton are this morning being linked with West Ham central defensive target Angel Ogbonna as a replacement for Sylvain Distin.

The north western club have been monitoring the progress in talks between ourselves and Juventus and according to some reports will make a firm offer over the next few days.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, Ogbonna is on his way to London for talks with the Irons as manager Slaven Bilic aims to conclude his third signing since taking over as boss.

The Hammers interest first became known via a case of mistaken identity when co chairman David Gold bizarrely welcomed Pedro Obiang, to the club.

Gold tweeted: “I am delighted to announce the signing of 23 year old midfield Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria. Pedro, welcome. dg.” but included a picture of Ogbonna rather than Obiang – before quickly deleting the message.

According to one morning report, however,  Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is willing to “spend big” in his bid to snatch Ogbonna away to Goodison.

But West Ham insiders remain confident they are in the driving seat to conclude a deal with Juventus reported as wanting  €10m plus a potential further €2m in bonus payments for Ogbonna


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8 comments on “Irons favourites as Toffees enter Ogbonna race

  1. WE should have got this deal done,
    Next week we will drop out when the bidding war goes to €15 million,and end up with someone we don’t really want because he is a bit cheaper,
    The other 2 players Slav wants are double the price

  2. The board haven’t been shy when putting their hands in their pocket this year, you don’t automatically pay the fulll amount the selling club are asking for. We have hopefully moved on from buying at Primark or getting in loan players just to sit on the bench with their thumb’s up their arses, collecting wages & watching Nolan play crap every week.

  3. Hmm so things could get sticky with this one

    • Was that a toffee related pun? I think that was a toffee related pun

      • I think it just about qualified,though Quick wont be making the Edinburgh Festival on the comedy stage anytime soon,lol 😉

  4. Ahah that’s where you’re wrong they said I could go on stage late every night,confusingly though they said they’d supply the brush lol

  5. Lol,well atleast it got recognised as a pun.Could have been worse & gone unnoticed,it is a small victory if nothing else,haha 😉

  6. I am to puns what Bradley is to mysticism……hmm oh dear lol

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