Sullivan looking at loan striker

DSWest Ham Chairman David Sullivan has told Sky Sports the club could be signing a loan striker within the next seven days.

The co-chairman covered the issue in a wide ranging interview after the club confirmed to ClaretandHugh they had inquired about Watford’s £20 million rated striker Odion Ighalo.

We were told the Hornets were unready to sell at this time and in his interview Sullivan declared that he couldn’t give the name of the striker he is currently tracking.

He said: “We can’t comment, it’s called tapping up and you get your knuckles wrapped very severely but we are looking long term for a 20 goals per season striker.

“There is a possibility that a striker could come in on loan in the next seven days with an option to buy him. He is an overseas striker. If I told you (the league) you wouldn’t believe (it).

It’s like when we signed Lanzini from, I didn’t know what league he was in, but I call it Saudi Arabia. People said we are signing players from a very strange league but he has played in higher leagues.

This one may not happen it is just a possibility. If all of our strikers are fit we have probably got too many strikers anyway”

He explained how the club went about its business eplaining there are some friendly agents who have been very lucky for the Irons.

He said: “There is an agent called Will Salthouse who bought us Mr Cresswell, our backup goalkeeper and Mr Antonio.

“He has some very good players including the Tottenham striker who will not be coming to us by the way. He has brought us a striker and has been lucky for us. Some agents are very talented and very good people”



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

18 comments on “Sullivan looking at loan striker

  1. Ba, Gyan and Tim Cahill are all played in China this year…

  2. I was thinking Tevez altho there seems no link between Will Salthouse and Tevez, also the salary aswell as Tevez desire to finish his career in Argentina…

  3. Robhino is in China too… Could he be talking Drogba?

  4. Hulk 😀

  5. I love Hulk n/h

  6. I think it might be someone younger, he mentions getting someone for the long-term

  7. Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll strike team

  8. The Lad from Leicester with a agreement if it works out to deal next year,
    If he gets someone this week he will let Jelly and Zarate go next week,

    • Kramaric Bubs, from what Sullivan said I think that its unlikely he is currently playing in PL more likely it is a big fish in a small pond but this one seems to have us all guessing, Breel Embolo is one we were after previously but I doubt it is him either…

  9. Pretty sure it is Gignac, have a look at the latest article I have just put up

    • Well Sean if you know that great source of accurate reporting the Brentwood Gazette (aka the DailySport – the naked ladies and Elvis stories) we are signing Sturridge from Liverpool for 18 million, presumably to play alongside Ballotelli…

  10. Freddie Sears? 🙂

  11. By the way its great to see Stanislas, Sears and Moncur do well for their current clubs. Was it under Allardyce they were sold?

  12. Alexandre pato……

  13. Carlton Cole

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