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West Ham lead the race to loan striker


West Ham are leading the race to sign Leicester City striker  Islam Slimani after discussions were held with the representatives of the Leicester City striker. The 29-year-old is wanted on loan for the remainder of the season.

Since his £29million arrival from Sporting Lisbon 18 months ago, Slimani has failed to find his feet at the King Power Stadium.

A West Ham insider confirmed that the Hammers are trying to land Slimani today but face stiff competition.  The striker is carrying a small injury and as a result, cannot play on Saturday.

The deal offered by West Ham including loan fees, agent fees and wages is over £5m for 12 games. The Hammers think they have a chance to conclude the deal before the deadline at 11pm this evening.

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11 comments on “West Ham lead the race to loan striker

  1. Wouldn’t want him anyway. 29yrs old????

  2. Please tell me this is just paper talk, and that we aren’t considering giving up £5m on this loan for just 12 games? Shocking, truly shocking. No wonder we cannot attract any players permanently.

  3. Probably the last resort which nobody really wants. But it might be necessary. He would be a good addition for just a loan ( loans are always expensive in the Jan window ).
    His team does not play his game. They play the Vardie game. So he would do more for us.

  4. I read somewhere the idea is for him and Mario to link up again. Cant remember where they played together but apparently they were ‘telepathic’. If thats true they would have seen us a mile off an steered clear 😂😂

  5. Maybe sleeps..you could have a point. But this does not inspire me. We were linked with him when (familiar story) Leicester bet us to it. I note that he is injured so will fit in well lol.

    • All true, but I don’t expect to be inspired in the Jan window, only that we carry out necessary damage control.

  6. So corprol Jones is now in charge of the window ! !!!!! It was always going this way , they know no other , they’re like autistic sufferers who keep doing the same thing over and over !!
    Most clubs have done their business early in the window ? But I’m sure sully is working tirelessly to spend money for class players to come in and not be prepared just to write off 5-6 million as its the cheapest option and puts on a sort of front in trying to do the business but missing the point that were in dire trouble injury wise and we could be in big trouble , entirely avoidable when you consider we’ve been short for months now !! 😎

  7. No I am not disagreeing with you sleeps. I think he may be worth a punt as a loan. I have not seen much of him but I don’t think he would really fit in with the system we have used in the last few games. But as an alternative/ substitute option it could make sense. In fact in his case I rather hope it is NOT a permanent deal. However I hope we start to see some evidence of a long term strategy in the transfer deals. I tend to think that if Moyes hangs around he will want to see that.

  8. Well he has gone to Newcastle anyway! So another race we appear to have come second in….

  9. So long as it is a loan to buy deal would be happy enough with that, as Sleeps said he will be more suited to our style of play, he is a proven goal scorer and would be first choice in most teams that don’t have a Vardy.

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