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Report: Hammers struggle with Obiang replacement

West Ham have reportedly changed their minds in letting Pedro Obiang return to Italy for 10.5m Euros as they would struggle to find a suitable replacement of the same quality for a similar price.

Today, Sportitalia claims that David Sullivan has changed his mind and decided to reject the offer from Fiorentina after an Italian report said Obiang was all set to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Italian Serie A club.

The 26-year-old Guinea international spent most of his career in Italy, coming up through the Sampdoria youth academy and joining West Ham for £4.5m in 2015.

This morning West Ham were linked Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara as a possible replacement for Obiang but he is valued by his club at almost £27m the Hammers would struggle the fund the difference after spending over £95m in the Summer.

West Ham resisted two offers for Pedro Obiang last summer from Atlanta and Fiorentina saying they had no suitable replacements.

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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

4 comments on “Report: Hammers struggle with Obiang replacement

  1. Quite right too, the club cannot allow any departure if a suitable replacement isn’t forthcoming. If we sustain more injuries in any position it’ll leave us very threadbare and be detrimental to all the hard work the club have put in to completely turn around our season.

  2. This is a good offer and the lad wants to go. I believe it would be extremely foolish to not let him go as we may not get a similar offer again. I like him as a player. Even if we cannot get in a replacement we can use Snodgrass, Oxford and perhaps young Coventry.

  3. For a measly £10mil. I wouldn’t sell Obiang either!

  4. Hopefully we can sign Shelvey he has to be worth 20 mill

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