Are Hammers Scraping The Smörgåsbord?

With only Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and the recently arrived Nene available as the club's strikers there is a paucity of choice up front in case there are injuries or suspensions. Elliot Lee and Mauro Zarate are out on loan to Luton Town and QPR respectively, so it is strange that Hammers are looking towards a Swedish teenager for the future. 18 year old striker, Robert Lipovac, plays for BK Hacken in Gothenburg, but his club have given him permission to visit West Ham this week where he is training with the club's U21 squad. The highly thought of youngster's representative, Linus Jacobsson, said: 'West Ham sent an official invitation to Hacken, who thought it was good timing and a good experience for Robert,so they released him for a week."
Could this young Swede be one of the 'topics' under discussion at the much talked about 'summit' of Chadwell Heath meeting the other week? It seems irrespective of whether Sam Allardyce is offered a new contract, which now increasingly appears to be unlikely, that future recruitment will be more under the guidance of David Sullivan and Tony Henry than by Sam Allardyce and Martin Glover!
In the end it will probably be Big Sam's inflexibility in the transfer market rather than the perceived playing style of his team and his insistence on being to loyal to past it players that will 'do' for him. Don't feel too sorry for Mr Allardyce, as he eventually wafts away from West Ham in his Overfinch Range Rover, he will be able to reflect and be proud of a job well done. He did exactly what he was very well paid for, and should he wish, would not be short of job offers, who knows, maybe he could replace Woy? -Ed

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Bullyhammer's picture

Those who are assuming Allardyce's summer departure would do well to not put too much money on it: I suspect the football we play from now until the end of the season will determine much.

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moore 6 legend's picture

It's Just as well we got this Nene being down to the two strikers and it's nice to see Kouyate score, as well as defend what an asset to the team that guy is

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Bullyhammer's picture

7 Million wasn't he? Bargain or what!!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yes great bargin 7mil 4 year contract and i don't think we've seen the best of Kouyate yet more to come from this gem of a player he seems to have it all

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asheshammer's picture

That goal against Tottenham was superb. I thought he was a gangly fella at first and figured he'd be shoved around in the EPL, but he holds it better than Valencia does!

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IronFish's picture

but 3-0 at home to Hull and Sam brings on JOB and Cole......what's the point? That game would have been ideal for Elliot Lee and Reece Oxford or Henry to have got 15 minutes. His stubbornness will most definitely be his downfall. That will actually be a shame, cos he has done everything asked of him......but a bit more flexibility and who knows where we would be sitting in the League right now?

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La Vida Hammer's picture

agree Ironfish

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