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Jelavic fee almost settled

nikica-jelavic_2164437c-2066864West Ham will tie up a deal for Hull City’s Nikica Jelavić as a fourth striking option at around £2.5 million plus add ons.

Jelavic has been on Irons radar whilst they carried on negotiations for Javier Hernandez who is now believed to have signed a three year deal with Bayer Leverkusen.

The Croat is well known to Slaven Bilic who has told the club’s negotiators to bring in the former Rangers and Everton front man.


ClaretandHugh has learned exclusively that the deal will be permanent and that the fee of around £2.5 million will be topped up with add ons including league position and the like.

Jelavic’s goal scoring record shows him as having netted 30 from 45 appearances at Rangers, 16 from 59 at Everton and 13 from 46 at Hull.

A source told us :”The package will be sorted – all being well – at around £2.5 million plus the bits and piece – add ons.”

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15 comments on “Jelavic fee almost settled

  1. Are we desperate to buy more striking power because there’s an expectation that AC will spend more time injured?
    Otherwise Sakho, AC, Enner and Zarate can rotate. How much cover do we need.
    With those four fit Jelavic won’t get a game.

  2. Let’s hope Slav can get the best out of him.

  3. Doubt he’ll start many games, unless first picks are injured.
    If he’s coming it makes him one of us, so let’s not give him pelters just yet please!

  4. Bargain basement, scraping he barrel, last chance saloon all spring to mind.
    The top four will really be looking over their shoulders with signings like this !

    All that aside if Slav wants him then of course we all need to get behind him and welcome him on board, just wish the board would stop spinning us ********

  5. He will be ok as a back up better than Magia,
    Not to much money spent,
    I know people want more but If Sakho plays well and Carroll stays fit we would only be wasting money having another over paid star sitting on the bench
    Just hope the money gets spent else where

    • I agree Bubs,
      Slaven knows the guy, He may well be able to get more out of him than previous managers. If you look at his record in Scotland (Ok, its Scotland, but 30 from 45 is good.) And overall He’s scored 59 goals from 150 starts, even with my maths that’s slightly better than 1 in 3. We have not had a player in double figures for as long as I can remember. So lets give the guy our support, trust in Slaven and hope He shows us He was wrong not to come to Us,before He went to the Toffees.(Hope that makes sense)
      One doubt can He stay fit ? We can only hope.

  6. I don’t agree with this at all, crazy stuff, not a top player just not our type of playere. We have Zarate and Carroll on way back. Does not make sense to buy this guy and put him on a contract. Surely Adeybayor on a 12 month loan makes much more sense. Forget this and focus on the Song, Moses and this lad from Iceland. That’s all we need, this is a complete waste of money. I am very surprised at West Ham.

  7. Why not tie him up on a 3-6 month loan deal until Enner Valencia is fit? Jelavic isn’t Prem quality…….we’ve seen that by his inconsistencies at Everton and Hull. Seems like a desperate measure to me, reminding me of so many previous examples particularly when Zola and Grant were manager.

  8. Seems a strange signing when we’ve bagged nine goals in the first for games and Zarate and Carroll due back soon!

  9. If we are signing this guy why the f@@k didnt we just keep carolton cole! That 2.5mil we would of saved would of been better used paying the wages hernandez wanted!

  10. Bollox to Hernandez, I’m double against this signing but sod it, let’s hope the other signings are a bit better. Moses would be good, song on loan until he’s fit and ready then him on a permanent, I reckon that will be it personally, this Danish fella seems a no go

  11. I’ll just add as well that we’ve beat Liverpoo, Ar*eholes and only lost to the others due to poor defending. the squad we’ve got is fine whatever comes is just nice additions to it

  12. I agree with u John about as useful to us as a pussy full of cold snow.

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