Moyes Says No To Has-Beens

The International break is always a time of anxiety for journalists and bloggers because there is little of real substance to write about, consequently spurious usually gent driven 'snippets' of information begin to circulate to take up the slack. Some of the 'lazy' journalism is quite ludicrous in it's content, the 'stories', and that's what they are, just 'creative' stories, that Hammers boss David Moyes is 'interested' in bringing either Olivier Giroud or Mario Mandzukic to the London Stadium are amusing, if ill informed.

Good players that both Giroud and Mandzukic were in their heyday, they are now both 34 years old, and as a striker your shelf life tends to fall off the cliff, unless you are Christiano Ronaldo! Giroud wants his January move away from Chelsea after playing just 33 minutes in the Premier League this season, in order to try and claim his place in the French national team. The 34-year-old striker has slipped further down the pecking order after the arrival of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz at Stamford Bridge.

Apparently Mario Mandzukic has snubbed a move to West Ham again? The veteran striker has been a free agent for six months and has been linked with a number of clubs since his exit from Qatari club Al-Duhail, reports from Spain claim that the Croatia international is poised to move to Spanish club Celta Vigo.

Well, that's two bullets dodged! Both players are on insanely high wages and while they may well be able to 'do a job' for some clubs, West Ham United is definitely NOT the club for them. Mandzukic represent a total polarisation of David Moyes' blue print for HIS West Ham going forward, young, hungry and fit as a fiddle is the Scot's modus operandi when it come to player recruitment, with the exception of 'Les Dawson's loan from Watford.

Doubtless one or both of Giroud and Mandzukic will go on to bag a hat full of goals, but they represent a risk Hammers can no longer afford to take, 'five times bitten, ten times shy!' might well be them mantra for the day, good luck to both players, but not in the East of London. - Ed

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boogerscaravan's picture

I'm pretty sure Giroud hasn't got 90 mins left in him anymore. Certainly not in the Prem Lge. Maybe he can do it back in France or elsewhere on the continent.

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I’m not sure there are too many examples of genuine free agents without any club making much of an impact. Which is very different to the players who run down their contracts with a pretty good idea of their next destination !

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Burkie111's picture

He's hopping to get back his place in the French team ?? ,at 34 ???,i mean come on

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I'm actually happy with the current transfer policy. Getting 2-3 proven quality players with further potential (Dawson excluded). A striker in January please. Then good cover for Cresswell & a quality centre half in summer.

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Give both of them a wide birth,they will end up liabilities,this club has been the last chance saloon for too long.

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that essex been ripped off to many times

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