West Ham “Rice replacement” doesn’t want to know

West Ham look set to miss out on reported Declan Rice replacement who is said to have no interest in joining us.
Numerous midfielders have been put forward to replace the man many consider the irreplaceable with the Serie A star regularly among them.
The Fiorentina  player was of course on the losing side against us in the Final of the Conference and like Nayef Aguerd had a great World Cup.
But it seems as though the presence of the  international team-mate at the London Stadium is not enough to sway opinion in his direction towards joining the Irons.

TheFiorentina midfielder impressed against the Hammers and his outstanding form has led to Amrabat being linked with a move away from Fiorentina, with Liverpool put forward as a potential destination during the January transfer window and West Ham also reportedly interested. 

However, Sofyan’s brother Nordin, who spent more than two years at Watford, has dismissed the possibility of a move to West Ham, insisting the midfielder is capable of playing for one of the best clubs in the world.

He told ESPN: “No, my brother wants to go to the top, and his desire is to play in Spain.

“A top 10 club in the world with a nice background would be realistic. After the World Cup, I know for sure that he is ready for it. At Barcelona, he is high on the list, but you know Barca’s financial situation.

“There are more clubs interested.”

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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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  • Limey says:

    OK, Nordin Amrabat, So he has ambition to play for Barca, but who’s he going to replace?
    Frankie de Jong? Gavi, Pedri, Kessie, Torre… Busquets?


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