Marko bid: Too many unanswered questions

Knee jerk reaction is all too easy when your best player is linked to a £35 million bid!

So it may be a good idea after a night’s sleep to take a step back and look at the realities of such a story when the bid comes from an UNNAMED Chinese club for crying out loud.

I do  believe there has been an offer because West Ham refuse to deny it.

But  it’s more than a little interesting that despite all the talk from Marko’s brother/agent Danjiel about the striker being able to play for any top club, the first so called real offer comes from a footballing backwater.

Let’s put this bluntly – it looks and sounds like a manufactured situation between agent and an unnamed club – which is of course interesting in itself.

Why would a club showing such ambition not want to be named? There is no reason which bears examination.

There’s simply too many unanswered questions on this one!

We’ll wait and see how this one plays out but personally I don’t see too much mileage in it but can see the Hammers coming under pressure again to improve his current contract.

I hope they don’t because that’s the quickest way towards dressing room discontent.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Marko bid: Too many unanswered questions

  1. I tend to think you have got this right Hugh. But I also think it is time the club started to plan ahead for life without Arnie. He was great last season & good so far this one, but I had an uneasy feeling it was too good to be true. If the club really wants to move up a grade we have to make use of players like him, rather than ( as in the past) let them use us as a stepping stone). He only has a couple more seasons at the top anyway & this season’s injuries may be the beginning of the end. So my feeling is we should enjoy him as our main striker for the rest of this season, but have a replacement ready for next season- preferably this time a younger one.

  2. You’re right Hugh. It’s fake news…..nothing more. It’s been all over the media this morning. TalkSport have devoted hours to this BS. Marko will be going nowhere

  3. Worrying all the same, as if he goes we only have Carroll ( Another injury awaiting to happen) Perez (worse than useless and Chico lightweight to say the least… We would need to sign someone decent pretty quick and in January that is not going to be easy ….

Comments are closed.