Romano: £34M Hammers Bid Rejected For Giant Striker

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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Atlético Madrid rejected an offer in excess of £34m for Samu Omorodion two weeks ago.

Spanish striker Samu Omorodion has provided a significant update himself amid transfer links to West Ham and Roma. The forward has been strongly connected to the Hammers, with the arrival of Julen Lopetegui, a known admirer of the player, intensifying the rumours.

Omorodion, currently with Atletico Madrid, has revealed a change in representation, stating he switched agents “due to different views,” a move believed to be aimed at forcing a transfer. In a statement via Fabrizio Romano, Omorodion said, “I want to share an important decision: since May 29, I’ve decided to part company with my agent due to different views.”

He added, “My career will now be in the hands of a person who’s close to my family. I’m excited for what’s coming next!”

West Ham are prioritising the signing of a striker this transfer window, seeking to reduce our reliance on Michail Antonio’s form and fitness.

The 20-year-old Omorodion, valued at £35 million, would be a costly acquisition for the Hammers. However, his pace, power, and strength make him a natural successor to Antonio, and the switch in agents could accelerate the transfer process. Interestingly, this is the same tactic used by Nayef Aguerd, who changed agents in December in a bid to facilitate a move away from West Ham.

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  • Hammeroo says:

    It would be good to have been a fly on the wall to hear just what those different views are!

  • Skaman says:

    He only got 8 goals last season, surely we can get better for that sort of money

  • ricardo says:

    If Atletico is interested in Aguerd (who it is said wants to leave), it would just require an agreement on the difference in the values of central attacker and central defender. Maybe West Ham can come up with that difference.

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