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Sampdoria can’t afford Ogbonna

Oggy ...on his way back!

Oggy …on his way back!

Sampdoria have reportedly decided against a move to bid for West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna deciding they cannot match his £45,000 per week basic wage he earns at the London Stadium.

The 29-year-old joined the Hammers from Juventus in 2015 for £7.5m and quickly became a key figure.  However, he missed a considerable part of last season with a knee injury, but played the full 90 minutes in the final-day victory at Burnley.

Not a regular at Juventus, Ogbonna was still rated highly and it is unclear if the Hammers would be willing to sell him if a decent offer came in this summer. According to reports in Italy, Sampdoria have now dropped interest in the West Ham defender.

The 29-year-old has made 65 appearances for West Ham over the last two seasons and has a contract until 2019 with the club.


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 “Sampdoria can’t afford Ogbonna

  1. Good!

    He carried an injury for much of last season, playing because he was asked to.

    We will see him perform at a higher level next season.

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