Lunchtime Round Up: Transfer Deadline Day. Big name strikers targeted, Oxford loaned out, Hammers United again

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Hello Hammers. Here is the lunchtime round up of the news on transfer deadline day.

Aston Villa are now set to sign Scott Hogan, after West Ham pulled the plug on a deal for the striker. (Sky Sports)

Slaven Bilic has revealed the reason why he pulled the plug on a deal for Scott Hogan. (Daily Star)

I’m really disappointed that we won’t be signing Hogan. I thought he would have been a good signing, but if Slaven Bilic has better things in mind then we have to support that.

Andy Carroll says West Ham are ‘United’ again, following Dimitri Payet’s exit from the club. (Sky Sports)

The guys have certainly showed that on the pitch since he was removed. Hopefully now he is gone we can really start to push on.

Jack Sullivan has provided a deadline day update for West Ham fans. (Daily Star)

I really do hate it when we are quiet on deadline day, it is just so boring without us. I hope there is some movement later on.

Jonathan Calleri and Ashley Fletcher are now set to stay at West Ham this month. (Birmingham Mail)

I am happy that Fletcher is staying, because I think he can become a real big player for us. However, I do not understand the decision to keep Calleri. He has been absolutely awful and I don’t know what Slaven sees in him.

West Ham explored the option of re-signing Demba Ba this month. (Evening Standard)

Don’t get me wrong, he is a good player in my opinion. However, I do not think he is what we need.

Reece Oxford is set to move to Reading on loan before the transfer window closes tonight. (Daily Star)

This would be a good move for everyone. Reece will finally start to get some game time, so he can progress and mature as a player. I hope this move works out for him.

Slaven Bilic says Dimitri Payet does not owe West Ham fans an apology for his actions. (Sky Sports)

I’m sorry Slav, but how can you defend Payet in this situation? He has totally disrespected you, the fans and the club. To say he does not owe anyone an apology is absolutely ludicrous.

West Ham are being linked with a last minute swoop for Colombian striker Jackson Martinez. (HITC)

He has never played in the Premier League, but he was an absolutely unbelievable striker in the Spanish League. He is a massive gamble to take, but is still an improvement on 3/4 of our strikers.

Daniel Sturridge could be set to move to West Ham before the transfer window closes. (Express)

Daniel Sturridge is a difficult one. On his day he is absolutely incredible, one of the best strikers in Europe in my opinion. However, he has a lot of injury issues as we all know. I suppose if it was a loan deal, I would take the chance on him as it it less of a risk and its a deal that suits everyone.

 

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  • 31st January 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Is it not naive of our football club’s decision makers to believe that Andy Carroll can remain injury free? His availability has been severely impacted by injury – often mysterious and not always related to on field incidents. Sakho also appears to be struggling with injuries. Both players are highly effective when in form, but far too often we have not played with a recognised goal scorer. Watching Zaza attempt to play at this level and in Bilic’s system has been frustrating and pointless. Buying a centre forward was an imperative before the season started and even moreso in January. I hope our recruitment personnel and processes are seriously reviewed before the next campaign.

  • RDB
    31st January 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Being pedantic but Martinez was unbelievable at Porto not at Athletico Madrid in Spain