Irons react to Liverpool ace speculation

images (14)Speculation that Glen Johnson could make a  return to Upton Park has been ruled out by the club.

The Liverpool right back is out of contract this summer and there has been a widespread suggestions that he could make a return to the Boleyn after leaving in 2003.

Liverpool are believed to have offered the 30 year old a £60k a week deal – a 50 per cent cut on his current earnings – a deal he looks certain to reject.

Roma are interested but there has been much talk around Upton Park over recent days that the Hammers could be preparing a loan move for the player.

This was brought on as much as anything else by Carl Jenkinson’s recurring hamstring problems but a well placed insider told ClaretandHugh that such a move was “very unlikely.”

He said: “We have heard the talk and it would all be very romantic but at this stage there are no wages in the pot and people would have to leave to make it happen.

“Even then it’s unlikely as the player falls outside of our age range and policy.”


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4 comments on “Irons react to Liverpool ace speculation

  1. “.. people would have to leave to make it happen”

    – errrrrrr, Jenkinson’s loan ENDs at the end of this season?? One RB out, one RB in. Duh??

  2. I’d say he is worth a punt myself, at 30 years old he is going to have 2 or 3 years in him, he would arrive on a free, the Champions Leaugue, where we are going (!!) won’t phase him nor will playing in the OS. We can’t have all 24 year olds with resale value, we need a few old heads. I’d get him in irrespective of getting Jenks to sign up, we will see a few go in January I expect to free up wages, besides the Daves always find a few dollars more when they need it!

  3. I expect there’s a point lurking in there somewhere 🙂

  4. Did no one see that he would be leaving because he is going to turn down 60k a week the exact amount we are not willing to pay Ried who is younger and a much better player,let’s not go backwards let’s look in the 2nd divisions around the world and find another Sarko or Cresswell or try swapping Ried for Jenkingson, Demel and O,Brien will fill in till we have are right back fit.

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