Traore deal in trouble?


Unconfirmed reports are circulating tonight that Lacina Traore has snubbed West Ham and is  heading for Everton.

Twitter is ablaze with the story which if true would fly totally in the face of work permit regulations covering the player’s move to the UK.

It took two days for the permit to be granted and under its terms West Ham United became the sponsor of the player named on the work permit – Lacina Traore.

 We were told by a spokesman: “This is not transferable without the permission of the club and the Home Office. The club would need to submit a change of employment application to Home Office to change details on the work permit.

 Any other club would not be able to make a fresh work permit appeal as rules forbid hearing appeals for the same player within a four month period.”
At this moment the stories are unconfirmed but it seems that if the player is heading for Merseyside the permit regulations have been well and truly breached and that a huge legal battle could be about to erupt berween the Hammers and the Toffees if this turns out to be the case.
We will keep you updated as soon as we receive further details but.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • mickwhalley says:

    Just seems strange to me, that Westham always drag things out. And then the excuses from the two Davids begin. I think we have signed Cole and that’s yer lot mate. Lets hope I’m wrong, but I have been following the Hammers for long time

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