West Ham are leading the chase to sign Winston Reid’s International team mate Chris Wood, according to the Daily Mirror. The Hammers were linked with the Leeds striker back in January.
The 25-year-old has gone on to score 30 goals in the Championship this season, making him the league’s top scorer, and his form has once again interested the Hammers.
The striker has been linked with Stoke, Everton, Sunderland, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Burnley and West Ham who could all make bids, with the player valued by Leeds around £15million.
Wood, who has two years left on his contract, attracted interest from the Chinese Super League in the January window but Leeds were adamant he was not for sale.
In January West Ham decided against a bid for Brentford’s Scott Hogan who was eventually snapped up by Aston Villa for £12m.
He’ll find it much harder in the PL than the Championship, obviously, but he seems like a fighter and would much rather give this guy his chance in the PL for £15m than spend £30m on an over-hyped Bacca and the like. Also think his connection with Reid will help them both. Let’s go get him.
This is a good debate…Do you bring young players in like Fletcher and hardly give them a game or like Oxford loan them out and hope they get experience?
Personally I think this season has been one of very bad buys/loans..Unfortunately when you commit to these players you have to play them, and so that puts talented youngsters down the pecking order.
The Payet situation didn’t help,and forced the club into a panic situation in January.
The board has to get it right in the summer..If the policy is to keep loaning out youngsters that’s ok,as long you get quality proven premier league players who can come in and do a job..Defoe and Zabaleta for me ..I know Defoe wants a big deal ..But he knows his worth and he scores goals and more importantly he stays fit .
If Sullivan wants a gamble..Then gamble with one of our own.
I think its going to be an important summer ..The club have seen what can be achieved when we win at home. The connection between supporters and players at the palace/spurs games was the fantastic.Lets get it right and kick on..COYI
Hopefully another rubbish story, this guy is a championship player at best, if we are planning to go to the next level then I trust this is another fabricated story. The same applies to the Man City forward Inneach – not the signing to move us into the top 10 in the premier league. I have seen him 4/5 live and in every game he has been very average.
I tend to agree on both of these johnham. Saw Wood a couple of times & thought he looked a bit of a donkey. Mind you when Dean Ashton came to us I hadn’t seen him at all. Saw him play the first half in (I think) his first game. Turned to my daughter & said we have bought a donkey. Second half he was brilliant. The bloke on the other side turned to me & said ‘Some donkey eh mate?’ If he turned out 75% as good as Deano (without the injuries obviously ) I would take it.