Midfielder link talk “well ahead of itself”

ShirdelWest Ham sources made it clear this morning that speculation over former Hamburg winger Josef Shirdel’s possible arrival at Upton Park next season is “well ahead of itself.”

The player dropped in on the squad’s warm weather session in Dubai immdiately sparking stories that he was on the radar for next season.

Like many, it has since transpired that the free agent is on a trial period and looking to impress the manager.

But a Hammers source told ClaretandHugh today: “It’s much too early to be talking about deals and contracts. We have lots of players on trial during the course of a season and scout just as many. Such talk is well ahead of itself.”




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