Niang deal latest


niangWest Ham have pulled out of a deal to sign AC Milan teenage striker M’Baye Niang.

The player – who has been on loan at Montpelier – held talks with the Irons over the last couple of days.

But the negotiations broke down on a number of levels with the 19 year old and the club is now looking elsewhere.

A source confirmed to ClaretandHugh the deal was definitely not going to happen but that the club was continuing to make moves in various directions.

He said: “We are pursuing various options but after talking to Niang the club have decided not to proceed.”

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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!"

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  • Bradys Ball Bags says:

    Surprise surprise, season ticket sales go well, then we “pull out” of a deal to sign an exciting young forward, on top of that, Collback changes his mind too, our owners are a joke and taking the fans for mugs again

  • ekavall says:

    Honestly Im not that impressed with Niang, at least the stuff that is out there on youtube. But of course if you follow a player live over time you see more of the future possibilities.

  • Matt the Chat says:

    Niang has been stalling for over 2 weeks. He clearly didn’t fancy coming to West Ham, and I’m glad as I wouldn’t want him here picking up a pay cheque and not applying himself! Zarate wanted to come, as does Kouyate, who has turned down Valencia because he wants to come to the Premier League. He is young and hungry to prove himself. Now that’s the kind of player we need! Coyi!

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