JOB Done: He’s off

joey-obrien-west-ham-defender_3321159Joey O’Brien is unlikely to leave West Ham this January transfer window because of continuing injury problems but he will be gone  in June next year when his contract expires ClaretandHugh understand.

There was speculation he could have been released early this winter with his old club Bolton rumoured as a possible destination for him but his injury situation makes any move in the last six months of contract extremely unlikely we have been told.

Claret and Hugh’s most senior source told us this morning “Sadly Joey is injured, who takes an injured player? He’s on a quite high wage”

In 2011  O’Brien was released by Bolton and was snapped up by West Ham on a free transfer after getting a trial with the Hammers. He penned an initial two year contract under Allardyce. In January 2013 O’Brien signed a new contract with West Ham which will end in the June 2016. He believed to be on around £20,000 per week contract.

The 29 year old right back has been 105 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers scoring three goals. West Ham are already scouting for a new right back in the summer as Carl Jenkinson is likely to leave too at the end of his loan.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “JOB Done: He’s off

  1. Best of luck to him, he has been unfortunate with injuries throughout his career, whenever called on he always gave 100% so hopefully in his next move he will have an injury free run

  2. Interesting reading in the Mirror.The story has surfaced before.West Ham have sights on a loan deal for Juventus striker Simone Zaza. Apparently 3 goals between Carroll and Valencia have the club looking at Zaza.Interested to hear someone’s opinion on this one.

  3. How many more times does the club have to say that there is no money for new signings unless we sell first? With the players coming back from injury they will seem like new signings.

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