Traore’s work permit solely for Hammers use!


Fears that Lacina Traore can be stolen away from West Ham should contract talks fail are baseless!

The 6ft 8 in striker received his work permit from the Home Office solely in order to play for West Ham and nobody else.

Legally, an organisation has to ‘sponsor’ a worker coming into this country and the work permit is granted to them …and them alone.

Thus, as ┬áTraore’s sole sponsor the striker must play for the Irons and ┬áthere is no chance that the work permit can be taken up by any other club.

Welcome to the east end Lacina!

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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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