Sporting Lisbon have now rejected bids for William Carvalho from Arsenal, Everton Manchester City and West Brom over recent years. Now it’s our turn.
Tonight West Ham have made it clear that they are not ready to roll over and offer just short of the same sort of money money for a defensive midfielder as they put on the table for Alexandre Lacazette last summer.
Put more simply, they are not ready to pay nearly double what they paid for Javier Hernandez so the news really shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Their pull-out – reported first on CandH earlier this evening – will be seen by some as a negotiating tactic in the hope that Lisbon have a change of heart but the fact remains they won’t be pushed any further on the 32 million euros plus add-ons fee.
So if anything further is to happen it will have to come from the Portuguese who find the ball now very much back in their court. The Hammers – quite simply – have gone as high as they intend to.
Sporting are notoriously difficult to deal with – as demonstrated by the Arsenal Everton City and the Baggies negotiations – but with the player under contract until 2020, SL are very much in the driving seat and they show no sign of weakening in their demand for the 38 million euros fee they want for the player.
The Irons board have always been aware that this set of negotiations could go right down to the deadline day wire but if it’s to happen at all it won’t do so on the basis of an improved Hammers bid.
Grotesque amounts of money in football and all that is bad about it
I never thought i would see the day when our fans were acting like stroppy pre-pubescents because we wont pay 40 million pounds for a sportman.Grown men acting like spoilt brats.
If were that bad y post on here ..see ya
Well you can fek right of stranger , you ain’t getting any of my Haribos , or a civil answer?
Wrong site , this is a football forum not Claire Raynor for women wearing beards ?
Not Sully’s mate are you lol! 😂 out of touch comes to mind as well !
According to info elsewhere there had been no pull out of the deal. Still hopeful but unlikely.
It might be “grotesque” money as some people point out but that’s football now whether you like it or not and if youy want to win thing or go up a level you have to spend like every other club ..
I wrote earlier today in response to another news item that I was feeling confident of us getting this transfer over the line . I commented that it was getting rather drawn out .
Lots of recent articles say that Carvalho has agreed personal terms , so the problem is obviously between Him & Not so sporting Sporting . Pure greed but , in today’s market where TV has created obscene prices what else could we expect . If West Ham are rejecting Sporting’s demands then so be it . Doesn’t leave us much time though . Looks like we shall have to rely on what we’ve got . So it’s not all bad . 😥
Good player, but we will live without him. Their chairman looks a total plonker. coyi
Well you’ve managed to get Sky Sports to copy your previous article, but from other reliable sources this deal isn’t dead and buried just yet, and the excuse of him being unfit is a shocker, why has he been selected for the Portuguese squad, then again so has Fonte 😂
Getting our hope’s up then kicking us in the shins
I thought from the beginning it’s that he had a 40m release clause and they’ve always said they’d wouldn’t want to sell him for lower than that?
Can’t see how that’s pure greed from them? If shoe was on the other foot we wouldn’t wanna budge and sell a player for what we thought was on the cheap!
Haven’t Spuds just paid more for a CB? Player’s value is what you are prepared to pay- which depends on how much you have got & what he will be worth to you. People have been droning on about the amounts being ‘grotesque’ ‘immoral’ ‘unacceptable ‘ since I started following football 60 yrs ago. You can say the same about UK house prices. It’s like complaining about the North Pole being cold.
I think the owners are saying we can take a punt on Rice doing almost as good a job for sweet FA. Which sounds like last season ‘We have got two top class strikers in Carroll & Sakho’. Yeah it could work with Rice or it could all end in tears.
I make the club right we offered a fair price if they dont like if **** them move on they will end up with an unhappy player not us