West Ham face challenges to sign Iheanacho


IheanachoWest Ham will face competition from Everton, Southampton, West Brom and Leicester City to sign Man City’s Iheanacho reports claim this morning.

The Hammers are reported to have made a £20m bid for the 20-year-old player but there are conflicting reports on how close the Irons are to actually signing the striker.

Manchester is said to want to include a buy-back clause at 50% of the purchase price meaning they could buy him back for £30m if he comes good. The Hammers are said to be reluctant to agree to such a clause but if forced to they would want 100% profit to set the buy back fee at £40m.

Another discussion point for the deal to go through is the player’s image rights.  A report in Nigeria claims the agent is keen to agree on image rights as part of the deal but West Ham does not have images rights for any current Hammers squad player.

HMRC are cracking down on Image rights within the Premier League and West Ham wants no part of any questionable practice after the tax raid at the London Stadium last month

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Not sure about others but I am not that excited by this signing, I would be fine with having a healthy striker on the books that has potential but to put it in context last year we paid 20.5m for a proven player with years of experience. This kid looks decent but I wouldn’t go much above that in rating him and he is almost entirely unproven, the talk of 24m just seems excessive doesn’t it ? I also think these buyback options should be banned it is just another tool for the big guns to use to keep their stanglehold on emerging talents. It’ s like leasing out a property allowing the new owners to put all the work in then if they have done a decent job nicking it back at a fraction of its new worth.

  • johnham1 says:

    Totally agree, unless this is a loan to buy deal then walk away from this deal.

  • Robbie says:

    Some of you are never bloody happy are you.
    Johnham speaks likes a farking expert on every transfer.He is like a slow dripping tap you cant turn off!

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