Report: Hammers close in on right back


zabPablo Zabaleta has reportedly been offered around £100,000 a week to make the move from Manchester City to West Ham this summer.

In a story published this morning the Sun reports Zabeleta as having told  Sport360: “I’m not getting any younger and we see new players coming in for the future.”

The veteran full-back is out of contract this summer and there has been no talk of fresh terms with Pep Guardiola.

The Sun claims that a two year £100,000-a-week deal is on offer for the Manchester City right back who has become a prime target for the club.

That is highly unlikely as it would make him the highest paid player in the club which simply doesn’t stack up given his age and defensive position.

However, the club remain favourites to sign the player after Slaven Bilic switches attentions to him after considering a move for team mate Bacry Sagna.

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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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  • barlucjak says:

    5 adds have popped up before i had even got to read the article and i have add blocker , It is almost becoming intolerable

  • essexirons says:

    I’m using andriod & i hardly get any pop ups, the odd time on my phone… 😉
    £100k to a 34 year old … WAY too much.

  • Stan The Man says:

    He is 32 actually lol
    I would be more than happy to sign him.I know it sounds obscene and ridiculous but in this day and age 100k is not so much.However its only a story in the sun so enough said.

  • Michael Miller says:

    Hammers close in on full-back – very slowly – yawn!

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    He would be ok probably for a season or two, he is a decent defender and good footballer I certainly wouldn’t class him as a marquee signing although the board may. If there is one good thing it at least shows that we are trying to address first the lack of cover at right back. If we sign Batshuayi, Slimani and Defoe they would cover all options for the forward line and allow us to move Carroll, Valencia and Sakho on, we could also sell Feghouli to Roma and then we need to look at the left side of midfield and goalkeeping positions, Pickford, Heaton, Forster, Hart they are good options, should be an interesting summer, fingers crossed for an easier than usual run in the transfer market COYI !!!

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