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15 Jun 2019 17:14:22
So Man Utd want Diop and are willing to pay £45m plus a player, question is which player?


{Ed004's Note - Youll know better than me. How good is he? Or whats his potential like. You can have any of our back line except De Gea, Lindelof and Shaw}

1.) 15 Jun 2019 17:28:07
No thanks, 04. We’ll keep him for now.

{Ed004's Note - I don't see him leaving West Ham this summer tbh. Hes about the 60th player we have been linked with so far}

2.) 15 Jun 2019 20:51:35
It is the season for silliness ed :)



03 Jun 2019 13:55:05
Have we upped our bid for Gomes to £20m?


1.) 03 Jun 2019 19:55:40
So I’ve read, but apparently they’ve turned that down too.

2.) 03 Jun 2019 20:44:44
Apparently he wants Everton. Not happening.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 23:22:28
If it's true and BARCELONA want £25 million why are we faffing about offering 20 just give them what they want he's worth it all day long. COYI.



26 May 2019 07:14:14
I still keep reading that Marega is joining West Ham?


{Ed002's Note - The answer remains "perhaps" as there is a great deal of interest from elsewhere.}

1.) 26 May 2019 10:14:44
I really do think we should look at younger players from the championship Adams at Birmingham being one example the owners seem to be back to normal with the budget and all these foreign players seem to be way out of our league price wise until Sullivan and Gold go we will always be looking at old players free transfers,

2.) 26 May 2019 12:20:55
King68, again I agree mate, to be honest I am sick to death of hearing all this stupid talk about this one then that one, all foreign which is fine, but are they bounty hunters as they know we pay stupid wages, sign a nice fat 3 year contract, can get homesick or maybe the family may not settle, may have trouble communicating? Seems almost as if MP and Husillos aren’t interested in signing players already over here? I have absolutely no interest in speculation of foreign players👎👎⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 26 May 2019 13:12:02
Completely agree with you I hate to say it but the spurs model of buying young hungary players from the championship and in Ali's case no dons is what we should be doing forget players who are 30 and over and look to the future ⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 26 May 2019 14:49:27
I don't know any Hungary players in the championship.



17 May 2019 14:43:08
I've read that West Ham are prepared to meet West Broms asking price for Rondon £16.5m?


1.) 17 May 2019 16:45:36
they are coming thick and fast now just see we are in for grealish to.

2.) 17 May 2019 16:50:07
I rate Rondon, would have liked to have seen us make a move for him when he went to Newcastle👍.

3.) 17 May 2019 17:14:27
who would you guys prefer, Rondon or Mitrovic, I also see Arsenal are in for Gomez?

4.) 17 May 2019 18:02:23
Apparently Mitrovic according to posters on here and Ed has an attitude problem, we don’t want another Arnie, so providing Rondon doesn’t have an attitude he would be my choice of the two!

5.) 17 May 2019 23:42:54
Saw rumour Carroll to get a new incentivised contract - I hope not and I doubt it. Shelvey keeps popping up, not really a fan. Marega, if we can’t get Gomez, yes please but won’t he want European football too? Etheridge - good safe pair of hands as backup to Fabianski.

6.) 18 May 2019 11:54:32
Rondon for me.

7.) 18 May 2019 17:08:56
Costahamner I don’t know you but do you really think we only need to swap you for Robson, if so let’s get it done :P.

8.) 18 May 2019 17:48:18
Rondon not Robson damn iOS.

9.) 19 May 2019 22:08:44
Not getting the love for Rondon in all honesty. He'll be 30 this year, never scored more than 14 goals in a season and he's only done that once. £16.5M is a lot to fork out for a player with no resale value who will score 7 or 8 goals a season, 10 if we're really lucky.

10.) 20 May 2019 12:36:09
Honestly, would rather get a cheap kid from south america rather than premiership proven has-beens.



15 May 2019 15:11:59
Seen reports that Marega is most likely to be sold to a prem club, and West Ham is his most likely destination?


1.) 15 May 2019 21:38:38
Gomez for me because of his age, but Marega is a very decent 2nd best.

2.) 16 May 2019 16:31:01
I really don't think Gomez will come to us bigger clubs will be in for him, Marega is a more realistic target.

3.) 17 May 2019 16:49:34
why not both, if we want to chalenge next years top 6.

4.) 17 May 2019 18:25:53
Have to agree with you we have spent 2 much time in past on strikers Lacazette batsuyi spelling. only to find we have been wasting our time. arnie will stay unless silly offer comes in. carroll n Perez will go Chico has a yr left on his contract on a decent wage and we want to recoup part of the 16 mill we paid out for him. and possibly promote one of the youngsters to 4th choice the big decision will be with which youngsters MP promotes. With the likes off holland Johnson and others looking to break into the squad. in regards to trot goalie he may go out on loan for the season and we will bring in cover for 12 months.

5.) 18 May 2019 09:34:04
Remember all . its not who the club want its . who they can attract . two very different things.

6.) 18 May 2019 14:32:38
Exactly so we will be competing against wolves Everton Leicester for similar players anyone beeing chased by a top 6 we will struggle to sign.

7.) 18 May 2019 16:13:21
There’s always an issue with competing v the top six for players.

Our best arguments are that we are targeting Europe and that the incoming player would be an automatic first team pick if he stayed fit and on form.

8.) 18 May 2019 19:11:06
Exactly but I get the impression that these days ( please input Ed's) that it's more about talking the agent round first then let him / her talk the player into it, I know that's a bit of a short line and leaves lots out ( player ambition just to start with ) but football is a business first and a spectator sport second . wow what have I put in my tea?

{Ed002's Note - Jason you are largely correct - the transfer process is based on the club and the agent working together.}




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16 Jun 2019 07:15:19
Morning all, we can see that MP is trying to build a young exciting team so he surely won't want to sell Diop, BUT if an offer of £60m+ came in what should he do, could he go for Maripan, so what would you all do if a big offer did come in, personally I'd want him to stay, but what do you think?


1.) 16 Jun 2019 07:39:43
I agree. I really hope he stays. Good quality young players is what we want. But if he wants to go then best to let him go! We don’t want another Payet situation.
Their defence is a disaster and we don’t want any their dross!
How much say does the player himself have?

2.) 16 Jun 2019 08:01:20
I’d say no ref. Diop, but offer Balbuena.

3.) 16 Jun 2019 08:45:03
Stevie I'm with you the so called big 6 have got to learn that a contract is a contract and that they can't just buy their way into a Champions league place

I've often thought that a big percentage of a teams squad should come from the academy but then if that was the case we probably wouldn't have Diop iin rhe first place.

4.) 16 Jun 2019 08:45:20
I think the club would sanction a £60m transfer and trust in MP&H to find a decent replacement. At times we forget that football clubs are businesses and that includes player turnover for profit to reinforce the team with more appreciating assets.

It really does seem that the new recruitment team is concentrating on young, classy players now. It wasn’t that long ago that we would all wonder which over the hill name Sully we go for every window. Thank heavens our transfer policy has changed!

So, with a bit of regret, my answer is, yes, we would let Diop go, if the price is right.

{Ed004's Note - Would he be worth 60 million from Utd perspective? We need a dominant cb who is comfortable playing the left cb role to play alongside Lindelof}

5.) 16 Jun 2019 09:07:02
04 - the special one called him a monster. Nuff said.

{Ed004's Note - Fair enough. Is he any good on the ball? Seems quite quick}

6.) 16 Jun 2019 09:29:41
Whilst he will, of course, improve with experience, I can see no weaknesses in his game. Check his stats.

However, even though there is always a price at which a deal might be done, WH will do their utmost to hang on to him.

“Agents have been testing our resolve to hold onto him through Director of Football Mario Husillos and this morning via an e mail a top Hammers insider made the club’s position as clear as it gets to ClaretandHugh.

He said: “It’s very simple – he is going nowhere. He is a major part of the team and at his age is set to become an integral part of things at West Ham. ”.

{Ed004's Note - I still maintain my stance that I think he will stay just trying to keep optimistic that we wont spend stupid money on an overrated Maguire tbh. Thanks for your feedback}



14 Jun 2019 17:05:50
Why are we being linked with the Barcelona goalkeeper, especially as we've just signed two, I don't get it, that's one position I'm happy with.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 18:04:28
I think you concede fewer goals with four keepers.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 00:01:14
Lol true markro.



13 Jun 2019 11:36:22
First game Man City at home, firstly it's nice to start the season at home secondly it could be a good time to play them before they get into some sort of rytham?


1.) 13 Jun 2019 13:32:52
Sorry meant to say Rhythm.



15 May 2019 20:47:06
Carroll, Hernandez, Perez out, Marega, Zapata and Gomez in, that'll do me 👍.


1.) 15 May 2019 20:58:30
I'd be happier if u throw in brahimi and herrea to.

2.) 16 May 2019 12:39:41
When did we get £150m and Champions league football?
Did i miss something? LOL
Good players, i would be happy to get just one of them!



28 Apr 2019 08:23:03
Morning chaps, there's a chance we could get rid of 4 strikers in the summer, so who would you like to see come in, would Wilson (Bournemouth) do a job for us he would give us some much needed pace, Mitrovic maybe as a target man, maybe Adams (Birmingham), just a few names there to get you going, be interesting to hear what your thoughts are chaps?


1.) 28 Apr 2019 10:31:45
I do like wilson but Bournemouth are quoting 40 mil. and would he want to come to us? Not too sure. I'd take mitrovic. good option to come on for. Adams. well. again 17 mil is bei g quoted. a lot for a champ player with no experience. Could turn out to be brilliant but as we see from a lot of champ strikers. they can't cut it in the prem. It's a gamble yes. If we look abroad we have the same problem but cheaper. Hopefully we can find a gem.

2.) 28 Apr 2019 12:14:11
Adams out of them 3 for me . I would like us to look at poulsen at rb leipzig.

3.) 28 Apr 2019 13:35:08
I think maybe even rondon could be worth a look at. He’s only on loan at Newcastle so should be available in the summer.
Tammy Abraham could be worth a gamble aswell if available and is the kind of young player we should be looking at.
I think Mitrovic would also do a job for us as an option aswell.

4.) 28 Apr 2019 14:11:47
Antonio, what more can you say other than you will not see many goals as good as that no matter who we may be looking at! Hope this is proving his doubters wrong, always liked his grafting, now maybe getting his rewards👍has lots of pace, can bully defenders, now proving he can score under pressure, that was equivalent to Vardy at his best, watched it so many times now, contender for any goal competition👍 Keep him in the middle up front now, Anderson needs to not be so greedy and look for others instead of going for glory, Ant and & Arnie we’re both virtually unmarked in the area when he got that super through ball but then shot weakly at Lloris!

5.) 28 Apr 2019 15:45:52
I'd take a gamble on Tammy. Knows the league and has proven to score goals consistently and is young.

{Ed002's Note - WHU are not one of the clubs who are interested in TA. Take a look at Mitrovic and Florian Aye.}

6.) 28 Apr 2019 17:10:49
Is there still interest in Maxi Gomez at all or is that done with now. Does anyone know anything about this Florian aye? Would he be a decent addition?

{Ed002's Note - The interest remains but others can offer European football, which will make it tough.}

7.) 28 Apr 2019 17:15:24
Also in an ideal world we would sell Hernandez, arnautovic and Perez but unfortunately I cannot see arnie leaving I don’t think teams will be interested. Since the China saga he has been poor and I don’t think teams will risk paying money for someone of his age and to me always looks injured. The problem is most of the players we want to sell won’t fetch a good price so I think it’s going to have to be a clever transfer market if we are going to improve with the lack of money the owners are willing to invest.

8.) 29 Apr 2019 04:14:04
So I read 60 million budget somewhere, add maybe 20 through sales will make it hard to bring in a lot of really good players so will be maybe a couple plus some frees and loans.

9.) 29 Apr 2019 06:55:44
hammerdave, I think Abraham’s as well and mentioned on a post on here previously, but Ed said Leipzig had also made an approach, he’s gone back to Chelsea from Villa now!

10.) 29 Apr 2019 19:38:45
Probably want silly money for him no doubt.

11.) 29 Apr 2019 20:08:36
I’d look at Abrahams or Mitrovic. Two strikers who do not suffer from injury. I wouldn’t touch Wilson as he’s had two cruciate ops previously.

12.) 30 Apr 2019 13:44:44
Agree, Callum Wilson is big money for a 27yr old with cruciate history. I would love to see us line up with Gomez or Belotti as our first choice, with Mitrovic, Antonio and Silva as back-ups. Two decent young strikers may be a push however.
Whatever happens i would like Arnie out, even if we are offered £20m
Really hope we see more of Yarmolenko, Diangana, Holland and a fully firing Lanzini and Wilshere next season. It is also vital Sanchez stays fit to provide back up for Dec. Deccers looks jaded, much like Diop was before his break.

13.) 01 May 2019 15:50:56
I don’t see us getting rid of 4 strikers I see Perez and Carroll being moved on I’d like Gomes mitrovic or Chris woods. we will struggle to shift Chico because of his wages.




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14 Jun 2019 13:33:49
More signings like this please, and I can see us doing a Leicester, now wouldn’t that be nice 👍.


{Ed002's Note - This will work out very well I hope.}



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08 Jun 2019 14:39:39
Might not be a replacement for Rice as I can see Sanchez and Obiang leaving and with Noble not get any younger we could be looking to bring in a couple of midfielders at least, Lobotka and Jordan in, Sanchez and Obiang out, maybe?


{Ed002's Note - He plays in the same position as Rice.}



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04 Jun 2019 20:10:56
Well chaps, you know what will happen now Sturridge is a free agent?




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17 May 2019 17:14:27
who would you guys prefer, Rondon or Mitrovic, I also see Arsenal are in for Gomez?




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15 Apr 2019 13:04:48
Thanks for that Ed.





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13 Jun 2019 13:32:52
Sorry meant to say Rhythm.




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03 Jun 2019 12:36:29
Was it this keeper that made a balls up against Brighton in the FA cup, then our scouts must've said " he's the one for us", lol.




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01 Jun 2019 06:58:02
Am I right in saying that this keeper wasn't even 1st choice at Espanyol, he only played the cup games?


{Ed002's Note - Right.}



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12 May 2019 20:31:52
Well done and thank you to all you Hammers fans, I’ve absolutely loved reading all your comments, rumours and speculation over the course of the season and a massive thanks to the Ed’s for all the info you have given us it is very much appreciated, let’s hope for a great summer window, enjoy the summer guys, and keep posting.




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09 May 2019 20:12:28
If Ajax didn’t time waste then the whistle might’ve been blown sooner, it doesn’t always pay to time waste as the ref will add it on and a bit more.