According to various sources, West Ham are well on their way to their first major signing of the summer as they pursue a deal that will bring 'hot property' Alex Kral to the London Stadium, in fact some reports go as far as to say that the player has already agreed personal terms with West Ham United ahead of his anticipated move from Spartak Moscow.
Of course as with any significant transfer, there is the jeopardy of other clubs hijacking the deal, or that the financial arrangements do not suit ALL parties involved. Hammers' lack of resources are an open secret, as is the club's desperate need for reinforcements.
One particular fly in the ointment is the funding issue, the club needs to somehow acquire a centre forward, a midfielder ie: Kral, a full back, a back up striker and an additional centre back as, bare minimum. Lukasz Fabianski's role as main keeper might also have to be addressed due to his increasing injuries, but NOT because of a lack of form.
West Ham are pushing hard to get the deal concluded for Kral BEFORE this summer’s Euros next month, that’s according to the Czech star’s agent Karol Kisel, who also represents Vladimir Coufal. However word has reached us that West Ham are attempting to use Andriy Yarmolenko as a make weight in the deal.
Sky Sports backed up Kisel’s claims that West Ham have made contact with him over a potential £14 Million move from Spartak, but were sparse with their details of the proposed deal. Hammers have offered 'Yarmo' as part exchange for the Czech International, and are seeking an eye watering £7 Million for his services!
Furthermore, there is the not so slight problem of moving Yarmolenko on due to his staggering £115,000 per week wages. Why would Spartak want to swap a 23 year old with an enormous future ahead of him for an ageing injury prone highly paid player? Even if Yarmo is only a small part of the package, who ever dreamt it up either needs a pat on the back, or pushing off a cliff!
Obviously West Ham have to cut their cloth according to their means during the summer window, but for once won't have to pretend they are trying to sign players that they have no realistic hope of actually signing, just in order to push up season ticket sales.
The club's actions in the transfer market, both acquisitions and releases will dictate not just next season, but the seasons beyond, it is up to the Board to work out where they really want to be. - Ed
The dildos bargaining already like they are down Romford Market,'got something for you mate,been round the block a few times,passed its sell by date but WHEN it works this masterpiece from the Ukraine is worth its weight in gold!!'
They already tried to flog
They already tried to flog Yarmelenko off to the building site up the road. He turned up there on his first day, the gaffer said Ukraine? Yarmo said no, but I can drive the digger..............................................Taxi!!
if you will allow me this once boys
FFS here we go again try do it on the cheap and make a deal harder to do than it is,Also how come we are the only club pleading poverty i thought all this was going to change but Leopards don't change there spots,deal doesn't happen and then the old speel of we tried to do everything possible to make a deal but it just proved to difficult and so it goes on.This striker Hlozek we are supposedly chasing well now Everton and Arsenal are joining the race lets see if we are up to it we have European footy to offer they do not so lets strike whilst the irons hot because rmbr last summer nobody wanted to come to us but this summer it HAS to be different or will we see the board showing there true colours once again and miss an opportunity to really push on and show that we are here to stay.
If the dildo's could keep it
If the dildo's could keep it shut, not tell everyone from the off how much money they don't have and leave the football side of things to Moyes we'd be the same as most other clubs in the league, in that you know fuck all about how much of a transfer budget they have!!! These guys never learn
Dunno much about this Kral
Dunno much about this Kral guy other than he is a good prospect but he plays as DM - just wondering what the plan is there when we have the two carbs Rice and Potato Salad... is Moyes getting him for cover or will all three be played with Rice and Soucek encouraged to get into the box etc and make runs up the pitch?