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Pellegrini breaks silence on Obiang

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Pedro Obiang is likely to leave telling Sky Sports  “Probably Pedro will return to Italy. I spoke with him last season. I told him that we need him in the squad and I cannot allow him to go to Italy but if things go well last season he will have the doors open as like every player. [If West Ham gets a] good offer and the player wants to go – not a problem, we will replace him.”

Club captain Mark Noble also told Sky Sports News: “Pedro Obiang – I think he’s gone.”

The 27-year-old will have a medical today in hopes to finalise a deal to Sassuolo worth just over £7m.

Obiang has wanted to leave since Christmas last year but has been the ultimate professional and has been patiently waiting for his move back to Italy where he has a family. Should the deal be completed it is expected to announced later this week.


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