Silliest rumour of the window …and no it’s not true


Ashley_Young_2015Twitter has produced some of the most absurd transfer gossip ever down the years but none more ridiculous than a story that was doing the rounds yesterday.

I was on my way to the kazi – precisely the right place – when the phone rang and I was told; “You won’t believe this (got that bit right) “but the rumour is that Ashley Young is on his way to West Ham.”

Ashley Young – West Ham? Presumably that came from a source close to a Watford fan who watches Man United on the box and whose father once had a drink with a friend of old Ash who is a Villa supporter!

When it was suggested that we might be ok for wingers now the story took on an even more bizarre twist – he was seen as cover at left back for Aaron Cresswell.

Just in case anyone was suckered by the latest piece of Twitter nonsense, it’s not true.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • canchaz says:

    No sillier than the Tevez story and this one actually has legs,
    Lordy, Lordy what next

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