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The Rodriguez rumour

james-1454153615-800The BBC decided to run a transfer soey over the weekend which amused many a West Ham fan.

The BBC Sport boldly procaimed in their headline ‘West Ham are considering a move for Real Madrid and Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, with the Spanish club wanting £67m’

According to Spanish publication Marca, West Ham are one of the numerous Premier League sides linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Rodriguez.

The attacking midfielder endured a difficult past season and is considering his future beyond the Bernabeu. The La Liga giants have valued the Colombia international at €80m.

RR Very Low (1)I know people will point to the double signing of Carlos Tevez and Mascherano in 2006 by Alan Pardew but seriously look what trouble we got into that time.

I am sure Mr Sullivan would like us all to believe we are competing for players with the same cabre as Rodriguez but we don’t have the money, we couldn’t afford his wages without going over our financial fair play budget and he wouldn’t want to come to us anyway. Apart from that I see no issues with silly season rumour whatsoever 😉

Sorry but we give this the lowest rumour rating possible!

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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

11 comments on “The Rodriguez rumour

  1. unless they swap him for Payet ………

    • Lol was thinking along the same lines …if they tried to bid for payet ask for him and bale in exchange lol

  2. Honestly, I would’t trade Payet for anything Sleeps… I always thought Rodriguez was overrated, but that’s just my opinion and this news is pure fiction, so basically I’m talking about nothing… lol 😉

  3. He is a good player but I wouldn’t trade Dimi for him although I wouldn’t mind seeing us having a bid of that level accepted even if we couldn’t get a deal over the line. If we had the choice between him Icardi and Higuain I would rather have the other two and I think Icardi will also give us some leadership up the top end of the field which is something Valencia or Sakho are unable to provide.

  4. Not the only fantasy story that’s appeared so far on the many ‘ National Enquirer’ style gossip online mags. but probably the biggest

  5. Payet £100 million
    Rodriguz £67 million + Modric £ 33 million
    = Deal
    Or similar that’s what’s on Reals mind

  6. Sorry to spoil the fun, but we actually do have the money. Most people are unaware that our club has an arrangement with a loan firm, where they will give us the dosh (up front) with the knowledge that we will be able to pay it back from TV deals, Olympic Stadium takings etc.
    The other ‘nice’ thing, is that Real are happy for us to pay the money in 2-3 installments.

    So, for once, this apparent dream may just become a reality. Unlikely, I agree, since after all, we are only West Ham?! So, we may be able to get James without having to sell Payet.

  7. All this and we are battling Leicester for Ben yedder !
    So its yedder to Leicester then ?
    < Rodriguez better than yedder ? IMO ?

  8. Yedder and Eder remind me of cottee and dafoe !
    They could be two terrific signings !

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