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Report: Hammers return for French defensive midfielder

A French media report by Le10 Sport suggests that West Ham will re-open negotiations with Lille in attempt to land Ibrahim Amadou this summer despite stiff competition from Brighton.

The Hammers had a loan offer in January rejected by Lille for a defensive midfielder.The Hammers reportedly offered a loan fee worth £2m with an option to buy clause worth a further £14m.

Amadou is valued at about £20m but Lille’s financial problems mean they could sell for less. The Ligue 1 side need to raise €25m to avoid potential relegation to Ligue 2 for breaking French financial fair play rules.

Moyes himself admitted interest after the winter transfer window closed saying “We pushed hard to bring in midfielder Ibrahim Amadou on loan from Lille late in the day but we could not get it over the line before time ran out.”


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

One comment on “Report: Hammers return for French defensive midfielder

  1. Well we did only have a month. Why leave it till the last minute AGAIN?

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