Lassana Diarra deal is very close


lassana-diarra-real-madridAllardyce has confirmed West Ham are very close to signing Lassana Diarra on a short-term contract

Diarra is well known to Hammer’s head of medicine Stijn Vandenbroucke, whom he previously worked with at Anzhi Makhachkala. The 29-year-old French man  previously played  for Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid is a free agent.

Allardyce told a press confrence  “I’m not so sure we’ve finalised a deal yet, but he has been doing a little bit of training with us and a deal is very close. On the basis where we are at the minute with our squad picking up a few injuries, as soon as we get him fit he would be a very good addition based on his previous record. He won’t be in the right state in terms of being fit for the Southampton game, or for Saturday’s game against West Brom, but I certainly hope with a good few days training with the lads, he’ll be close within seven or 10 days if he finally signs the contract.”

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  • conkerpot says:

    Sam says diarra could be on bench for southampton but sees him ready to play in seven to ten days time. He also says when asked about his own contract. That there is still a lot of work to be done and going into the new stadium is a great attraction for everybody. Including himself. I think we can assume by that Sam wants to stay as West Ham manager for the foreseeable future. He has achieved miracles so far so I really hope he stays and continues the fantastic work he has been doing going into the new stadium.

  • sparrow says:

    Miracles? He has, in broad terms, done what was asked of him but the football was absolutely dire through much of his first three years. This season it has improved dramatically but the biggest successes were forced on him, firstly by the Chairmen in the transfer market, and then by injuries in team selection. When the dynamic duo are fit, Sam feels he must select them, regardless of who has to be dropped or played out of position to accommodate them and our fluency and quality suffers.
    I have nothing against him personally but I really hope Sam moves on when his contract expires. I don’t believe he is the man to take us forward.

  • Roman says:

    Blind Freddy can see Allardyce is not the man to take the club forward.He doesn’t develop our youth and thinks that the future is to be built around Nolan & Carroll.The only miracle Conker is that Allardyce is still at the club.

  • conkerpot says:

    He is developing our youth by getting rid of the ones who will never make the grade and by signing up the promising ones for the future.

    • Roman says:

      I doubt very much if the cull at the Academy was instigated by Allardyce.His answer to team building is buying players past their use by date and rewarding players that are not Premier league standard with game time.Why didn’t the genius give Reece Oxford game time against Man Utd??The lad resisted offers from bigger clubs to stay at West Ham and some game time would have done wonders for his confidence.The lad can play and just to run onto the pitch would have reinforced his decision to stay. Allardyce does not instill confidence with fans or players alike.

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