Pedro Obiang is going nowhere

Reports by Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that West Ham have raised their asking price for Obiang to €12.5 million, whilst Sampdoria are sticking to their guns with a €10 million bid are completely wide of the mark.

The Italian media outlet says Sampdoria’s board are now requesting a meeting with West Ham officials to try and bring an end to the Obiang saga, one way or another.

However, as reported yesterday Samdoria have been told Obiang is not for sale and that the player himself has been told by Pellegrini that he is part of his plans for the coming season.  Pellegrini agreed to sale of Chiek Kouyate on Wednesday but will not sanction the sale of Obiang as he failed to land any of his defensive midfield targets within budget.

Obiang has family connections in Italy and was reportedly open minded about a return to Samdoria while equally being excited about the new project under Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini is insisting he will only sign players he considers of better quality than he already has and won’t sign anyone to fill a position.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Pedro Obiang is going nowhere

  1. Obiang is also reported to have held talks with the chairman to sanction his move, any truth in that Sean ?

  2. I don’t understand it, this is terrible man management. If he has asked to leave then left him leave. I don’t believe we will get the same offer for him next season as I do not see him playing much time this season. Sell and bring in the young lad from Benfica.

  3. If you mean Felix, he is only 18 and has only ever played youth football so hardly an upgrade. The manager has stated numerous times that he will only sell if we have a better replacement.

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