Report: Hammers in for £8.4m striker


moussa-sowThe Irons are being reported as having lodged an£8.4 million bid to sign Fenerbache striker Moussa Sow.

The Hammers have been looking all over for a loan striker and have had a £9 million bid for Javier Hernandez knocked back but according to some outlets they have now moved in on Sow following the nasty Enner Valencia injury.

Reports in Turkey claim an £8.4 million bid has been lodged and with Sunderland having already seen one offer rejected for Sow ,the Irons have now allegedly become favourites for the player.

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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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  • bubs says:

    This is the player we need a proven goal scorer who has played with Sakho who has just spent the last season playing out wide,
    If we have to spend £15 million it’s a must,
    Go get him Slav

    • Roman says:

      Bubs they might have to go to 15 million quid if what Stingray says is correct about Sunderland having a 12 million bid rejected.

  • TysonM says:

    Well we need someone asap now with Enner out thats for sure.Lets get it done 😉

  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    It’s a shame this has happened so early in the window, as it’ll impact our ability to negotiate with selling clubs knowing that we’re desperate. SuGo are going to have to dig deep I reckon. Hernandez, Austin, Sow…?

    We have Lee returning and chomping at the bit to prove himself. We have Maiga who I desperately want to see succeed, but know he won’t. Ever. We also have Zarate who can play up front (his goal last night showed a glimpse of why we bought him) and Super Sakho who is on a new fitness regime to avoid any further back injuries, so he won’t get injured, surely…?

    With a combination of Lanzini, Obiang, Samuelsen and Payet threading through some killer balls and weighing in with a few themselves, I think we’re alright.

    OK… probably best we buy a striker and Sow will fit the bill.

  • canchaz says:

    Certainly, the Valencia injury has suddenly and dramatically changed the picture and what Slav was describing as a “only if he is free” to a much greater need. How much Slav sees Valencia’s injury as too big to go into the new season without a replacement will dictate whether we still sweat it out for a free or loaner, or whether we splash a large chunk of cash for a top, proven, replacement.

  • GW says:

    I’m with Bubs on this one, good goal scoring record and adaptable, throw in Hernadez to and I’d be happy….

  • Stingray Stewart says:

    Funny,on here it says we have lodged an 8.4m bid,yesterday i read Sunderland had had a 12m bid refused.Its all bs 😉

  • Gwonzo says:

    Sting hold your horses you must wait until our illustrious neighbourly gurus have done a thorough breakdown of sell on values, statistical analysis, formation settings and overuse of Wikipedia and YouTube to give you a true reflection of value… Surely you must know that by now lol

  • billy hammer says:

    Lol,nice use of the muppets term GW.Wondered who the hell the Gwonzo guy was in the comments column.Soon worked it out though,you muppet,lol

    • Gwonzo says:

      I was bestowed the honourary title of muppet by Guru 67898748 so have taken a chosen name… Lol

      • billy hammer says:

        Lol,fair play,well reading some of their wise opinions makes about as much sense as listening to The Clangers,haha

        • Gwonzo says:

          There’s some good guys over there , just a shame the minority overule the majority, but what do I know I’m just a lowly muppet but good news I’ve moved up from rabid dog to troll to muppet the sky’s the limit now lol…

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