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Report: Hammers eye Barca midfielder

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West Ham are this morning reported to be tracking out-of favour £30 million rated Barclona midfielder Andre Gomes.

It’s claimed that club representatives are due to meet the 24-year-old’s agent this week to see if a deal is possible.

It seems likely that the club will be negotiating a loan in the first case with an option to buy if the talks move forward although there is no confirmation at this stage of the level of interest.

Gomes started his career at Benfica before moving on to Valencia and was then sold on to Barcelona for £33 million  last year when signing a five year deal.

He played 30 times and grabbed three goals for the Spanish giants before falling out of favour.

Now, using links developed during the signing of Alex Song, the Hammers may push this one forward as deadline day approaches.

Meanwhile the William Carvhlo talks are continuing although the Irons have rejected all suggestions they will be improving the offer which is currently on the table.



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12 comments on “Report: Hammers eye Barca midfielder

  1. Good player but fell out of favour with Lluis Enrique . Thought he was too slow tracking back . .. not true because Barcelona don’t track back anyway . All Thier effort is pressed high with possession . Have Been coming unstuck recently . Could be good for us but overpriced . He would have a difficult time fitting into the style of the English game . That’s not to say he wouldn’t fit in eventually . The problem is we need a ready made defensive midfielder , NOW .

  2. We could do without losing Carroll . Injury history aside , nobody can deny that an in form and fit Carroll is a nightmare for any defense .

  3. How many more times Kev? Ain’t that drum worn out yet? We all know he’s a handful but he’s never fit is he? This is beginning to sound like the dead parrot sketch.

    • I know he’s never fit , mooro but that’s the point I’m making . West Ham have spent all this time getting him fit , so to lose him now would be daft . If you can admit he’s a handful when fit why can’t you admit we need a fit Carroll .

    • I often wonder how peoples tunes would change if Carroll gets fit and starts to bang them in again . Because when fit he is our top scorer game for game or minutes ect ect . Personally I am itching to see Carroll back and prove some people wrong .
      I find it curious that Sakho didn’t receive the same treatment despite his Wantaway to the Baggies .

      • If ?? Kevin, IF I had my way he would be gone and sakho has pulled his balls through nettles to get fit ,poppodom went down the pub!! He’s very good is Carroll kev but not quite Carling in the fitness stakes is he , bit part whatever his ability ,
        You need another noble moment kev ♿😂 nobody believes he will ever be free of the poppodom syndrome , its how he is !!! Would you think bad of carvalho if he comes to us after downing tools at Lisbon 😉

        • Not quite ready for Noble moment yet , Laz . Still think there is mileage in Carroll.
          It’s not good to down tools . Sakho had no real alternative did he ! . He is a professional football player that wants and needs game time . Hope his head is still reorientated towards West Ham . It’s a tough one mate , player power and agent power is a bit of a Nasty Gnat bite . Leave it or scratch it , it still bugs you . But let’s be honest ; Sporting are being very careful and crafty , it’s not a player they are busting a gut to sell . Could all end up like a dead duck . Don’t know if Carvalho injury is mind games or real ,, maybe a bit of both with no will to carry on at Sporting , who knows . The Premiership is a big attraction whereas The Portuguese League is not so attractive . The Premiership is a huge shop window. One thing is for sure , without the players West Ham United will never make European Status . As I said , Laz , it’s a tough question to answer .

          • Every one deserves a second chance Kevin and sakho looks very good to me
            😉 we will see ? I’ll answer for you ? If anyone wishes to leave then leave
            And if someone we want is wanting out of their club we will take them!
            Forget loyalty mate its a myth in this game! Always has been!😁

    • Yes and all opposition teams know how to minimize his influence now.

  4. Offer them £ 200 and accuse them of being greedy barstewards 😎
    Didn’t want him any way , it was another afterthought 😂

  5. he is useless.

  6. No Gomes he will.cost around the Same. Carvalho or bust. They are asking for his release clause which is right under 40m euros. Just use money from Feggo sale. Out of Gomes the Polish guy at PSG and Periera w 60m buyout. Carvalho is the best he wants to come what’s £4m more or so. When Bakayoko injured goes for £50m plus.
    Just take more time going after this other who aren’t up to par. Apparently Car is keen 5 year deal agreed get it done take out of Hart’s wages!
    As for AC if we can actually sell himnYes if we have another CF line up like Perez, Babacar, ev . Take Mitrovic he scored 9 goals and 4 assists at 21 in 2015/2016 same as AC 9 and that was ACs highest over 5 years with 7 last season 5 3 and 2. Now that he is getting fit we get excited but we Have Chicarito now and he can score so if can move on AC and his Wages and get a young decent Big CF I’m fine with it. Do we think he is done partying. Is this the season he will play more than 25%… Probably not. But Newcastle are linked and they can only take on loan. Apparently shopping out to Chinese too. But not sure… He won’t go unless replacement is limed up I don’t think and Jimenez is not the high priced answer. Spend on Carvalho

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