Striker warming to Hammers move

LacazWest Ham are focussing all their transfer market energies on French striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is moving closer to a deal with the club.

Slaven Bilic wants all transfer dealings done as soon as the transfer window opens and would love to see the player on board by then.

And reports from inside the Hammers camp are that a move could well and truly be on as Lacazette’s advisers warm to the idea of an East London move.

It was initially believed that the player had made Champions League football a condition but we understand some heavy persuasive tactics have been employed by our negotiators and that has started to focus minds on Lacazette’s advisers.

The massive challenge at the top inside one season of Slaven Bilic’s arrival, the prospect of a sold out 60,000 plus stadium and the promise of more top name arrivals is having a big effect.

Lacazette, 24, has even been linked with a move to Barcelona but would be playing second, third and fourth fiddle to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

And the Hammers reckon they may now be leading the race for his signature ahead even of Spurs, who are already booked for the Champions League!

Slaven Bilic is broadly happy with his squad but definitely wants another right back as well as a truly top line front man.

And hugely ambitious owners David Sullivan and David Gold are prepared to go all the way in finding a striker who can deliver the Champions League dream next season.


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3 comments on “Striker warming to Hammers move

  1. If we sign him and s couple more we will be right up there next season

  2. Read this morning we are interested in Adam Smith the B’mouth right back.He has done well down there,shame he is an ex-Spud though 🙂

  3. I totally agree, we need a top C/F, must admit I know little about this guy. I also totally agree that we need a top RB, Antonio was outstanding yesterday but I think he will give us even more advanced up the pitch. Byran was never a good signing for me short term but perhaps he will become that top RB within a year or two. I also would like to see a natural left sided player included in the squad. The lad from Turkey Tore could be the answer. I cant help noticing from yesterday that Song, Obiang and Valencia were not in the match day squad. I have been a big fan of Valencia, so I really hope he stays as I think the Olympic Stadium will suit his game. Just a comment on yesterdays game I thought Kouyate, Payet, Noble and Ogbanna were immense but Sakho, Lanzini, Reid and Antonio were not far behind.

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