According to Jason Burt in the Telegraph, West Ham have failed in club record bids for the Cologne striker Anthony Modeste and the Villarreal forward Cedric Bakambu.
Telegraph Sport says that the Hammers has made offers of 25million euros (£22million) for each of the two forward players which is more than the £20.7m they paid to sign Andre Ayew from Swansea City last summer.
Modeste is a powerful striker who has done extremely well in Germany, scoring 25 goals in the Bundesliga last season, but Cologne are believed to be demanding more than £35million for the player even though he is 29. Modeste remains under contract with Cologne until June 2021.
Bakambu is a 25-year-old DR Congo international who has enjoyed an impressive campaign in Spain with Villarreal. Born in France, he scored 22 goals last season and is a quick and powerful forward player who can also play as a winger having also played in Turkey.
Villarreal value him between £25m and £30m
Would not take much notice of this latest rumour.
Jason Burt doesn’t tend to make stuff up and has good club contacts
Good player is Bakambu i have watched quite a bit of him on La Liga on Sky.
But doesnt this go against Goldfingers claim yesterday of wanting to sign players with Prem experience.I mean i know Modeste was briefly at Blackburn but not long enough to call it Prem proven experience.
I think bakambu would be a brilliant signing,
He’s quick and puts himself about.
He’s a glorified Sakho… without the injuries.
there might be some truth in it as was on sky sports news just now
Just been watching sky news and transfer headline s that West Ham are in talks to sign Modeste and are willing to pay up to 20mil.
Dont know much about him but if things go down the usual route then some of our fans who have never even watched him will still claim he is shyte 😂😂
I see it didnt take long for the WHTID misery crew to start rubbishing bids and the players all based on a few scetchy media reports.They never know when to give it a rest.The same faces,the bull****!
Fed up with all the tossers who message our chairman telling them to **** off and hound Ex from the airwaves. Hardly bothered to see what’s happening since he’s gone as he was the most reliable asset we had. Why can’t some people consider the Armageddon we would have suffered if the David’s hadn’t arrived and saved us from bankruptcy. Keyboard terrorists who probably deliver your morning paper.
I have learnt to let them get on with it.They will never change so its easier to ignore them.All they want is a snippet of information which in most cases cant be verified and it is enough to go on the offensive.Im surprised the buggers are not out on a Friday night dancing around their handbags lol
I just cant believe that we didnt go in for Fabio Borini,what a prolific striker we let go there.Its an utter disgrace & outrage.What were Slav,Henry & Sullivan thinking of 😁
Their bottom line Rads.lol
These Chinese clubs are a blight on the transfer windows.They come in with offers well over the true worth of a player.That then leads to the players club jacking up the fee they want from other clubs and doesnt reflect the true worth of a p!ayer.
That in turn leads to us seemingly putting in a bid which is more realistic but the Jeremy Kyle audience fans of ours get all hot under the collar about us putting in a mickey mouse bid well below the players true value all because some Chinese club have gone well over the top in their bid.
European clubs have probably been saying the same about the premiership for years
Thats a fair point chief but nothing compared to the ridiculous fees and wages being offered in China for some players that are nothing more than above average in top european leagues.
Happy to take Bakambu, looks much more promising than Modeste from the LaLiga games I’ve watched on TV plus he is younger and looks more comfortable running at players. Give them 27mill and lets get Iheanacho to partner him up top with Anotnio’s speed as well and Lanzini’s ability were laughing!
Modeste for £30m I would Mich rather get Chicarita for half if we can.
And if want a big player Giroud is the better choice only a year older but far more experienced in premier (Modeste had 9 apps 0 goals for Blackburn in prem) so if want big CF Giroud better choice.
And we could have got Modeste for £6m last summer and passed! So move on £30m is too much with all this talk of risk. Everything is a risk but if we spend that money go for Timo at 21