Report: Hammers eye midfielder


ndiayeWest Ham are being widely reported today as having revived their  interest in Senegal midfielder Badou N’Diaye.

It’s claimed we have been the 26-year-old for the past season and have been in touch with his Turkish club Osmalispor about a deal..

Osmanlispor want £8.5million for Senegalese N’Diaye who has scored 16 goals from midfield over the past two seasons.

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is a keen admirer and claims that Sunderland are also interested have emerged.

Osmanlispor’s general manager Ender Yurtguven claimed this week they have ‘an agreement in principle’ with a club in England.

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is a keen admirer, while Sunderland have also watched him in recent months.

However, it’s difficult to place to attach too much credibility to the claim as Hammers sources have regularly claimed that the Turkish League is far inferior to the Premier League and after Gokhan Tore’s much vaunted arrival and departure, caution could be very much the byword.

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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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  • Hammerkip says:

    Sounds Same sort of player as kouyate ..not seen a lot of him

    • JRS says:

      Bc He has only pkayed in Norway then Turkey. His fav postion is #10. But can play mid and right.
      Statically Feghouli is better don’t see the logic

  • hammers64 says:

    Midfield is secondary.Its someone who can put 20 in the net each season or something close to that( not had anybody of that calibre since Cottee and McAvennie.).Dithering over Hernandez wages now.Time to get real and realise if you want a top goalscorer you have to pay the over inflated wages,Its the same for everyone.Stop all this brinkmanship and just get the transfer done ffs.

    • Roman says:

      Absolutely on the money 64.I suspect this market will end up similar to the last one and we all know how well that went? I’m not sure whether Steptoe & son have the ticker to get the players we need and at market valuations?

  • kevin says:

    If Hernandez refuses just because of the wage demand and what West Ham are prepared to pay then it’s down to Him , not West Ham . Greed is the key word here , not desperation on the part of West Ham for a striker .
    If he goes somewhere else for less then , it shows just how poorly we are rated amongst top players . We make him an offer of 120k and let him decide . And before anyone says there’s no real difference let us be reminded that 20k is a lot of money to most ordinary folk .

  • HammerHeadz says:

    I imagine he’ll play periodically, often out of position and after a year when he starts to feel comfortable and puts a run a decent performances together. We’ll flog him for 1/2 of what he’s actually worth and replace him with someone who is similar and costs twice as much…

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    So we would sell a decent attacking midfielder in Feghouli and get another one for £4.5 mil more not including signing on and agent fees ? Rumour rater should hopefully be low on this.

    • JRS says:

      We gave Feghouli away for £1.5m after agreeing to pay his sign on fee which they should. He was a good player and has played on bigger leagues scored 4 goals 3,assists not bad for last season.
      He is the statically better player too with better goal and assists to apps in bigger leagues.
      And he loved West Ham makes me mad and no sense. So I hope he goes to Palace and if HW does come here proves me wrong.
      But they sis Feghouli wrong and for no money

      • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

        You don’t need to tell me mate, he may not be everyones cup of tea but I like Feghouli, hope he is still with us at the start of the season, I am beginning to think that Bilic is trying to get the tin tack have a year off with his new kid or something, the Iheanacho debacle sums it all up for me, if we would rather have Gray than Iheanacho something must be bad, a bit like this transfer, who knows the kid maybe good but it would be a first, the other players we have looked at or signed from Turkey have turned out to be real Turkeys !

  • James says:

    So we will write him off before we might even possibly sign him..i shouldnt imagine many had heard of Kouyate before we signed him…im glad we did though….
    I should think he would have given his views on the kid to Bilic as they are both in the same national team…

  • Gareth Hammer says:

    Ndiaye coming in will have nothing to do with Feghouli.He wont be a direct replacement,as players they are chalk and cheese.He is a Noble type player but more athletic and scores more goals.

  • claretandwhotwo says:

    Losing Feghouli #madness

  • Radai Lama says:

    Couldnt care less whether Feg stays or goes.If he is the standard of player we should be gutted about losing no wonder were shyte 😁

  • EvanEvans says:

    I believed we wanted a left winger to balance the squad. Well let’s forget Mr unproven and go for sigurdson. Oops Everton just paid 32 million for him. Really would have taken sigurdsen and one class striker. we end up with another unproven right sided player and probably Illan and Mido.
    This is more than embarrassing. I’ve looked over the old posts and it would seem that a series of lies from the club are starting to play out (no inference against Hugh or other reliable hammers). It seems that the club are simply stringing us along and trying to survive in the PL while paying off all debt. Should I simply close my eyes and come back in several years.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Don’t think the debt has changed at all Evan if they were paying it off that would be one thing I may be mistaken I believe they have done some sort of financial trickery that means they have covered the debt whilst not repaying any of it, e.g. Sullivan says the debt is paid off but it is owed to him so it is still club debt effectively, like at Chelsea the idea is that Ambramovitch is funding the transfers and new stadium etc but really these are debts owed to Abramovitch so he is doing nothing of the sort he is just setting himself up as a bank.

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