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Hammers keeper agrees new deal

West Ham United keeper Krisztián Hegyi has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The official site says that the Hungary U21 international goalkeeper, who initially joined West Ham United in May 2019, has extended his stay with the Irons until the summer of 2025.

On signing his new contract, Hegyi told West Ham TV: “I’m very happy to sign a new deal with West Ham United. I can’t wait to continue my journey here.

“I feel at home here. I live five minutes from the training ground, so I know the area, and I really like it. London is a really good city with a lot of things to do, so that’s a major plus for staying here a well.

“I shared the news with my family and they were obviously very happy. My Mum and Dad were buzzing for me and the rest of the family were as well. I’m very thankful for my family. They’ve always been behind me.

“I’m really thankful for my coaches as well because they always push me and I’m happy to continue to my work with them.

“I think this is a big moment, another step in my career. I can’t wait to continue my career with West Ham.”

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Report: Irons want Championship youngster

West Ham are monitoring the form of Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho ahead of a potential move, according to The Daily Mail.

The newspaper reports that there is interest in signing the 19-year-old the player having only has six months remaining on his contract.

Carvalho has been playing regular football in the Championship and has made 17 appearances in the second-tier, scoring eight goals and laying on two assists.

His contract situation has alerted Premier League clubs, including both Liverpool and Leeds, who are both interested .

There is said to be a chance that he could potentially move on this month, if a bid is tabled, as it will be Fulham’s final chance to receive a fee for the highly-rated teenager.

It may not be a position of great need for the Irons but we know that Moyes has a history of bringing in Championship gems and polishing them up.

If a deal is doable at a reasonable price, it could be a major opportunity for the Irons…

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Report: Hammers explore defender loan

West Ham are exploring a potential loan deal for Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car, according to a new report from The Athletic.

The Hammers are certainly in the market to sign a new defender in this transfer window but are running out of time, with the transfer deadline looming in seven days.

The Irons are said to now be weighing up a move for the centre-back at the French club, but they are not inclined to sign him permanently, instead trying to bring him in on loan.

The Ligue 1 club, though, would like to sell the Croatia international as they look to raise funds to bolster their own squad.

He has a contract until the end of next season and has also been eyed by both Liverpool and Newcastle in this window.

We can see this one having some potential legs, particularly if Marseille are willing to acquiesce to a loan deal that wouldn’t break the bank. High rater

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On-loan Iron has decision to make

New Fulham signing Alphonse Areola

Alphonse Areola had few opportunities to shine at Old Trafford on Saturday but one save in particular showed him to be a great shot stopper.

The big question now is whether he will remain at the Hammers after arriving on loan with an option for the club to make the desal permanent.

Lukasz Fabianski has signed a new deal with the club which may have put that in doubt although Areola at 28 may well feel it’s worth waiting another year to become Number One given he remains relatively young in goalkeeping terms..

He has done very little wrong in his various appearances this season and with Darren Randolph all but certain to be on his way his position behind Fab looks rock solid.

He was a 2018 FIFA World Cup winner and has made more than 250 career appearances for the likes of PSG and Real Madrid, winning four Ligue 1 and La Liga titles and lifting a succession of other trophies.

Whilst the two clubs have agreed a permanent option much will depend on the keeper himself who has a contract with PSG until 2023.

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Kidderminster Harriers means it’s time for Irons youngsters


David Moyes’ reluctance to use his under 23s will be tested to the limits for the match against Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup.

Thus far we have seen very very little of such as Ashby, Longelo, Alese, Baptiste, Perkins, Okoflex, Chesters and Neivers for example.

I’m not suggesting he should use all of them but the under 23s are having a great season at the top of Premier League Two and have moved into the last 16 of the Premier League cup by beating Exeter City on their own ground last week.

Now we will discover whether or not he trusts them against a team that currently sits fourth in the National League north at the weekend on a weekend when some first teams can take a deserved rest.

There seems little reason why he wouldn’t give one or two at least a chance in a game which sees them playing a non league club.


Several of them did really well when coming on in the Europa league match against Dinamo Zagreb but haven’t been seen since.

One CandH follower Boleyn Irons writes: “He doesn’t give himself the choice of a youngster as he doesn’t trust them but ends up getting a worse result. Virtually every poor result is down to this (using such as Yarmolenko and Masuaku instead).

Not trusting a U23’s even in their best season ever is crazy . If any other Pl team had that team they would have utilized them by now integrating throughout the campaign.

It’s hard to disagree and this weekend will tell us much with the possibility of us finding out what’s in his mind a little before that.


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Hammers still hanging in there

West Ham were left clinging onto fifth place in the Premier League on a day when the results from elsewhere did them little harm.

Spurs – who before their game today had four games in hand on us – saw that reduced to three as they were beaten 2-0 at Chelsea and remained in seventh place one point behind us.

Meanwhile, Burnley gave their own relegation struggle a boost by holding Arsenal 0-0 at the Emirates which saw Arsenal move to 36 points – one behind us with two games in hand.

The 1-1 draw between Leicester City and Brighton left those two clubs on 26 and 30 points but with Brighton having one game in hand on us and the Foxes three.

It could have been a lot worse and really rubbed salt into the wounds of our last kick of the match defeat by Manchester United on Saturday but thankfully we can remain a tad more optimistic.


Report: Newcastle closing in on Hammers target

Newcastle are closing in on the signing of James Tarkowski from Burnley, according to a new report from The Sun.

Eddie Howe wants to be able to strengthen his backline this summer and the report claims that the club are set to make a bid that they hope will convince Burnley to cash in.

The Hammers have been interested in Tarkowski but boss David Moyes was always likely to wait until the summer to potentially sign him as a free agent.

Newcastle, though, want him now, and are ready to table a big bid, having already signed Chris Wood from Burnley after triggering his £25m release clause.

Tarkowski is a seasoned Premier League campaigner who has been with Burnley since 2016, and he has also won two caps for England.

In total, he has made 175 appearances for the Clarets but the club are currently rock-bottom of the Premier League, four points behind 18th-placed Newcastle.High rater


Report: Irons linked to £60m striker swoop

West Ham have been linked with a mega £60m move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin!

The Sun reports that boss David Moyes is keen on a deal to sign the Everton striker as the Toffees look to raise funds after several years of overspending.

Moyes is said to be a huge fan of Calvert-Lewin, who has scored 56 goals in 179 appearances for the Toffees, although this season has been dogged by injury issues.

The report claims that Everton would demand £60m for him in this transfer window but that such a price is too rich for the Irons’ blood, and that boss Moyes will only be bidding for him if that price comes down.

Still, the Irons have new money after the investment of Daniel Kretinsky and could well have a bid bankrolled by the billionaire, but it seems as though this one is something of a pipe dream.

Indeed, we can’t see, for one second, the Hammers paying as much as £60m for a striker this month.Very Low Rater

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Four arrests at Old Trafford

The Daily Mail reports that four people have been arrested after disorder in the West Ham end during the clash with Manchester United on Saturday.

The Hammers were beaten 1-0 as Marcus Rashford scored a late winner to down the Irons.

A statement, issued by the police and reproduced by the Mail, has confirmed that the four arrested individuals remain in custody.

It reads: “Four arrests were made and they all remain in custody.

“A 21-year-old man on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour, possession of cocaine, and common assault; a 23-year-old man on suspicion of a public order offence; a 22-year-old man on suspicion of throwing missiles; a 33-year-old man on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker.

“Two other men were detained and will be summonsed at a later date for football-related offences.”

The Irons took a total of 3,173 fans to Old Trafford to watch the game against Ralf Rangnick’s side.

The result means that United have leapfrogged West Ham into the top four, but there are likely to be more twists and turns throughout the remainder of the season, with Arsenal facing Burnley this weekend and Spurs taking on Chelsea in a bitter London derby.

The Hammers are next in action on February 5th against Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup, before returning to Premier League action against Watford three days later.

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Agent confirms striker offer

The agent of Gabriel Barbosa has confirmed that West Ham made an offer to sign his client in the January transfer window.

The Flamengo striker has been heavily linked with a potential move to the Premier League and the Hammers have been touted as having a real interest in securing his signature.

Sky reported earlier this month that an offer was made by the Irons to take Barbosa on loan for 18 months with the option to buy him for over £20m next summer.

And his representative has now confirmed that such an offer was tabled but that he did not even bother showing it to his client, because he was so sure Flamengo would reject it.

Indeed, he claims that the only way Barbosa will leave in this transfer window is on a permanent deal.

Speaking to Globo Esporte, Junior Pedroso was asked about the Hammers’ interest and said: “The other club that actually went about with a formalisation of a loan offer was West Ham. And then I didn’t even take that offer to Gabriel, I directed it to Flamengo, who turned it down,” he said.

“Flamengo doesn’t see a loan as a possibility, even paying a fortune, and we wouldn’t consider a loan at the moment either.”

Barbosa, known as Gabigol in Brazil, has scored 84 goals in 123 games for Flamengo.