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Report: Hammers linked with rejected Red Bull bid

West Ham are had an initial loan offer for USA international centre-back Aaron Long rejected by New York Red Bulls according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers are claimed to have made a $500,000 (£382,000) offer to loan Long until the end of the season with a $4.5m (£3.4m) option to buy him outright in the summer.

Long, who was named as Major League Soccer’s Defender of the Year in 2018, was also the subject of interest from West Ham last summer, but the 27-year-old was unable to secure a work permit. European clubs Marseilles, Fiorentina, Rennes and Lyon are also said to hold an interest in the defender.
Speaking last summer, Long said: “As our biggest ally, it seems strange that a football player from the US can’t automatically get a work visa to play in England. Every kid in the USA dreams of playing in the English Premier League. Not many players get the chance, so of course I would like to play there someday.”

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Report: Hammers linked with rejected Red Bull bid

  1. Why are we trying to get another centre back? We have Ogbonna, Diop, Balbuena, Reid, Gardoso and Rice (in an emergency). We desperately need a right back, a CM with “legs” and a striker. Is anyone in charge at our club actually watching our games?

  2. Damn! I read the headline hoping that Red Bull had offered to buy the club!!!!

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