west ham and the nigerian

Henry Onyekuru i am sure you have all seen the reports and rumours and how we could get him for £7million but guess what the goalposts have moved and it appears to clubs outside of Belgium its £9million still not a lot in prem league terms but when you also find out he may fail to gain a work permit i have to ask would the money not be better spent nearer home...yes you all know the player i like and £9million would get him easy and wages like Antonio started with of £35grand will be perfect for us....the championship easily equals the belgian league IMO so why not take a risk here than overseas on a player where the transfer issue changes daily it seems.....

Dicks is the man's picture

hes 42.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

he's from Level 42

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asheshammer's picture

Do we get him for £7M? No. £7.5M -- triggering the escape clause? No. Apparently only valid in Belgium. £9M Maybe, but he might not get a work permit. Does he get a work permit? Won't know for several weeks, months ... And this deal for Onyekuru is, after all, a punt, even at £9M. When Pickford is worth £30M, these "little" deals cannot be anything more than a gamble. And if Assombalonga is also a gamble (I assume that's who you mean in place of Onyekuru), at least there's one hurdle (the work permit) we wouldn't have to jump. But surely West Ham could afford to pursue BOTH, no???

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andycarrollstyle's picture

I would rather us take a gamble on Assombalonga and try a cheeky bid for Tammy Abraham

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Dicks is the man's picture

i agree. if we're going for the 'gamble' then look into the champs for someone who has been doing well there. its a step up but its not a change in style or overall league. didnt we learn from Zaza? especially as a striker its such a gamble on someone from belgium being able to adjust and i keep thinking that if we're looking for a squad player or someone who will be given time to adjust then maybe its worth looking at belgium etc but we are in the usual position of needing someone to slot straight into the team and score goals. we never learn. look at zaza, straight in and needing to score for us….he couldn't manage it. these guys need time so if we need someone here and now, we need to buy accordingly and pay the price for such a player.

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mcbikeman's picture

would agree with you mate...why look to the exotic overseas option when there is talent to be had here...

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boogerscaravan's picture

Yes I like asombalongaramalangadingdong too but it would never fit on the back of his shirt.....

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mcbikeman's picture

those letters alone could pay for carrolls medical bills next season and have change for another striker

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I'm surprised Sullivan has bought him just for the extra revenue of the letter. After all he does want a big name striker and assombalonga is one of the biggest.

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

I watched him a couple of times and agree, would be a good addition.

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mcbikeman's picture

he's a smashing fella a lovely lad could do a proper job for us!

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