West Ham chairman David Sullivan has been speaking to the official website about transfer news in the light of the recent Europa league loss and the injuries.
“Thursday’s performance and the injuries suffered by Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini and Gokhan Tore have only increased our eagerness to get deals done. There has been some good news with Manu, who we hope will only miss three Premier League fixtures.” Sullivan told WHUFC.com
“We are very close to bringing in a very promising striker who has scored goals regularly in his career in competitive leagues. He will need time to settle, like every new player, but we are confident he will add a lot to the squad.”
“We are also talking to another Premier League club about a top-class international forward, but the discussions over financial terms still have some way to go.”
“With Aaron unfortunately out for a few weeks, we have lodged bids in for a left-back, one of which was an £8m bid which was turned down on Thursday. We will now decide whether or not we increase that bid. Watch this space.”
First striker sounds like Calleri, which is good news. Second play sounds like Ayew, which is not good news. I watched him several times last year and he is not mobile enough. We have one immobile player in the team already. I really hope that we are not discussing signing him – he is not the player we should be signing, terrible business if it is. The Left back sounds to me like Brady, which if it is, I am happy, he Is a proper player. So David’s I trust and hope it is not Ayew you are about to waste your and our money on.
There he goes again shooting from the lip, he is like an old girlfriend I had years ago always promising but never delivering. Don’t tell us about a top-class international forward, but the discussions over financial terms still have some way to go.”
or £8m bid which was turned down on Thursday, just show us when it’s done.
You rate Calleri more than Ayew? I wouldn’t give up your day job just yet.
Yes I do, Calleri has serious class. We are supposed to be buying a striker to bring us to the next level, you believe Ayew is this. Absolute rubbish, 7th position will seem like a distant memory. If we don’t get a top striker, keep sakho.
I suppose you watched Calleri several times last season, too? Ayew scored more than all our strikers last season. Calleri could be another Lanzini, and I hope he is, but I’ll wait until he has played football at premiership level, against premiership quality defences and premiership quality goalkeepers first.
What bit of Sakho doesn’t want to be at the club are you struggling to get your head round?
It does seem odd that he goes on the official website to announce we are urgently looking at players, looks desperate and I am sure adds a lot to the selling clubs prices. He should as westside says just shut up until the deals are done, we know he is working hard behind the scenes no need to tell us until the player is at least having a medical.
Ayew pretty much ended our CL aspirations at Upton Park lat season if I recall. I really can’t fathom why people are going on about Sakho. He does not want to play for us. There is nothing more to say about it.