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Lille reject West Ham loan approach for captain

skysports-ibrahim-amadou-amadou-lille-amadou-crystal-palace_4199151West Ham have had a loan offer rejected by Lille this evening for defensive midfielder and captain Ibrahim Amadou, according to French paper L’Équipe.

The Hammers reportedly offered a loan fee worth £2m with an option to buy clause worth a further £14m. Reports suggest Lille could be willing to do a deal with West Ham if an agreement sees an obligatory option to buy which confirms that Les Dogues will receive funds by June 2018.

Yesterday Crystal Palace also had a loan offer with an option to buy worth £16m for Ibrahim Amadou dismissed out of hand by Lille, according to Sky. They say the Ligue 1 side regard the bid which is Palace’s third for the player as derisory and not worthy of consideration.

The Eagles sent a personal representative of club chairman Steve Parish to Lille to watch transfer target Amadou in action against Strasbourg.

Amadou is valued at about £20m but Lille’s financial problems mean they could sell for less. The Ligue 1 side need to raise €25m to avoid potential relegation to Ligue 2 for breaking French financial fair play rules.

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20 comments on “Lille reject West Ham loan approach for captain

  1. Nicely put Mid.Sullivan is always after a bargain and won’t dig deep for the money to clinch the deal.CHEAPSKATE!

  2. Calm down, why the hysterics? we’re up to 10th COYI

    • Why’s that then?
      Differing opinions not allowed?
      I’m fairly certain someone mentioned that yesterday.
      Personally, I think we played well tonight, but if you’re a happy clapper and can’t see that we’re being rinsed by the board, well…….

  3. Has the original post dissappeared?

    • I guess so if it was offensive, what did you say MMG ? Good fighting draw that will do, lets hope City buy Mahrez without him Leicester can get sucked into the relegation battle also. As for this guy, never heard of him or seen him so we will probably get him.

    • Looks like my comment about “Cheapskate” Sullivan disappeared as well.

  4. We are up to tenth but only 4pts above relegation. E have all the big six to play. We have struggle to scor against Bmouth & CP at home & failed to beat either. We pose no goal threat, have sold one striker, got another out for most of the season & the makeshift one out for another month. Er, I think that those are the good reasons to be concerned. Doesn’t men you are hysterical. Them’ just the facts!!

  5. Look at the difference between the two sets of subs. Harry used to go on about bare bones- this has to be classed as down to the internal organs ffs. We are on 27 so you could say 3 wins and a draw & we are done. But I think somebody will go down with a big point total this year. We are good enough not to be that side but we don’t have strength in depth & we can’t score enough goals without some strikers.

    • Think we may be looking at 40+ points this season 64.
      No-one seems to be drastically falling away.

  6. They offer a loan again every deal is a loan this bloke can be got for 12 mil and they offer a loan if they are not willing to pay 12 m for a player they like what chance of any other decent signings….0 my god they are so cheap its ridiculous

  7. Short arms Mary ! Deep pockets with rat traps in them 😂
    Lomas had a sly dig tonight ! Hinting we need some bodies in ! ?
    The pea and Mario looked like a partnership in the making , they seemed tuned into one and other ? We must beat the likes of cpl and Bournemouth at home ! 4 points dropped and results going against us is worrying ! But expected , we need a boost tomorrow with a couple coming in ?

    • Careful Laz, we’ll have the boardettes out in arms stating that we’re only jealous of their wealth.

  8. Agree with you MMG about 40+ . I also think you are on to something with ‘skint owner’ point. I am no businessman but I don’t see how else to explain this loan obsession he has. It must be reducing our choice of players. Obviously every buying club would like try out incoming players for 6/12 months & no selling club wants loan deals. Either he has run out of cash (I do know that can happen even if you have plenty of assets) or he has just decided he has put enough in. But with a PL club that is fatal- you just have to keep the dosh rolling in. Look at Villa. Ten years ago challenging the big boys. Then Lerner turned off the tap & down they went. After our last two windows it feels a bit like that. Hope not but something is not right at the top of this club..

    • As far as I know 64, a lot of his wealth is tied up in property, so maybe asset rich-cash poor (relatively speaking)?
      Like you, I’m no businessman, but should Ayew be sold (along with Sackho) then the stench of asset stripping will linger should a replacement not be found.
      Can anyone actually explain WHY, as the 17th richest club in the world, we needed to re-mortgage Rush Green?
      We don’t own our stadium, or our training ground, or, if the dwarf had his way, any players.

  9. We may be missing some cunning business strategy- along with the rest of the PL!! But I see Mangala is on his way to Everton. That is their third cash buy (I think). I may be wrong but i don’t think we can compete if we are just going to go with loan deals. Mario looks decent to be fair, but only one game to judge. Also I think I read that we don’t have an option to buy so if he does turnout ok we will just have showcased him & in the summer a club with cash will snap him up. I get a really bad feeling about this club. We may stay up this season but we have become one of those clubs that keep flirting with the drop & making no real progress (next level my ****). In the end that catches up with you.

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