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Report: West Ham bid £52.7m for Real Madrid star

Spanish newspaper Don Balon makes the bizarre claim that West Ham have failed in a 60 million Euro bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

The report suggests the 30-year-old has snubbed a move to East London as he waits a long-awaited move to Arsenal. Benzema has netted just five times in La Liga this season in 27 appearances.

A report in rival Spanish media outlet Diario Gol suggests that Real Madrid is willing to part with Benzema, but only for an inflated price of £70m, a sum which far exceeds the £35m which Arsenal are reportedly interested in paying to secure the striker’s services.

Since his arrival at Real Madrid in summer 2009, Benzema has been a generally indispensable centre-piece of Los Blancos’ attack, providing a direct goal threat with his trademark cool finishing ability, and a knack of bringing out the best in Cristiano Ronaldo and co around him with excellent linkup play.


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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

6 comments on “Report: West Ham bid £52.7m for Real Madrid star

  1. You couldn’t make it up!!!!

  2. what a load of ******** !!

  3. Very strange rumour?

  4. lol wh bid €60 million for a 30 yr old yeah seems legit

  5. we wont even spend that much in whole transfer window lol

  6. They like to do this,, just to say we tried to sign benzama h e n peop!e start getting the hump when they fail to deliver AGAIN in the market …this dosnt bode well

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