The 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.
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!
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
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 😉
No Matte you are not talking about nothing.Slav is listening and writing it all down.
Haha… thanks Roman, I was forgetting I’m Slav’s personal mentor… lol 😉
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.
Not the only fantasy story that’s appeared so far on the many ‘ National Enquirer’ style gossip online mags. but probably the biggest
Payet £100 million
Rodriguz £67 million + Modric £ 33 million
Or similar that’s what’s on Reals mind
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.
All this and we are battling Leicester for Ben yedder !
So its yedder to Leicester then ?
< Rodriguez better than yedder ? IMO ?
Yedder and Eder remind me of cottee and dafoe !
They could be two terrific signings !