Report: Hammers linked to Newcastle man

Newcastle midfielder is Isaac Hayden is on West Ham’s potential new player lists for the new season with Jonjo Shelvey still not entirely out of the picture.

Hayden was keen to leave Tyneside last summer to be closer to family who live in the south west.

According to The Chronicle his one year old daughter is under supervision for regular medical attention and he would very much appreciate a West Ham move..

Like Shelvey his position is entirely on hold at the moment given the confusion surrounding Rafa Benitez’s future with he and owner Mike Ashley, talking om phone and by e mail but with no confirmation that he will remain in charge.

The relationship between the pair hasn’t been the best over recent months with the Spaniard reportedly unhappy with the cash available for transfers.

And that also affects the situation with a third Hammers target Salamon Rondon where a £16.5 million release clause is involved should the Magpies want to sign him which they are reported regularly to be interested in doing.

Benitez’s deal runs out on June 30 and whilst the uncertainty continues there is unlikely to be any movements in or out of Dt James’ Park.

Hayden is prominently a defensive midfielder who had 25 appearances for the Magpies last season with four assists one goal and 1 red card, he is also capable of playing at the centre back or right back role as well.

His transfer fee is believed to be around £7m.


4 comments on “Report: Hammers linked to Newcastle man

  1. He’s a good age. I can’t say I’ve seen enough of him to say whether he’ll improve us and part of me thinks I’d rather give somebody like Josh Cullen a proper chance to nail down a first team place.

    If he is only being talked about as cover, I really would rather see youth given the chance. I looked at Obiang last season and find it hard to believe a young academy prospect would be any worse and at least they care about the club and have a point to prove.

    Geo from HC mentioned we need to start bringing in players to replace first teamers, not replace bench warmers and I make him right. We’ll never progress by doing that. The top sides only bring in players good enough to oust the current first team, that’s why they are so consistent, because what’s on the bench is as good as what’s on the pitch.

    • If we just buy players for cover I cant see how we can improve and push up the league. Surely the time has come to buy better tha what is starting and relegating the current starters to the bench?

  2. I like Hayden but is more DM & CB cover we need a more box to box mid & for £20m Id rather get Dani Cellabos at 22 has a lot of experience is great range if passing & is proper box to box will push fwd but get stuck in too.
    David Turnbull at Motherwell too I really like GE will be better if not already is then John McGinn at 19 he is their top scorer with 15 goals 7 assists & all from CM. Wouldn’t cost a lot.
    There is a lot of good Dynamic mis out there just don’t think anyone from Newcastle is answer.
    Max Eggstien from Werder Bremen & Bundesliga 2 have Talent like Phillip Klement.
    And the Czech Republic CM we were linked with once Tomas Soucek at 6’4 & 24yo scores double digits & created a lot too.
    And Victor Guzman from Pachua Liga MX started as DM now CM scoring around 15 goals very good box to box

  3. I think that Hayden has good energy and would be a good buy – he would stop us being over run in the midfield. Plus he has Premier league experinece

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