Lunchtime Round Up: Slav staying, Hammers to bid for Michy, Zabaleta nearly a done deal?
Author: Dan Chapman. Published: 23 May 2017 at 1:18pm
Hello Hammers. Here is today’s lunchtime round up.
West Ham are set to bid for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after just one season. (The Sun)
It has now been confirmed that Batshuayi and Iheanacho are our top two targets for the summer, and I would be pleased with either of them. I would prefer to sign Batshuayi though, because I think he has massive potential and I have wanted him for so long.
Tony Henry has insisted that West Ham need a maximum of three signings this summer. (Evening Standard)
If I am being honest, I think we need a minimum of three and a maximum of six or seven. They must be players that will get straight into our starting eleven too. We need game changers now, not squad players like we opted for last season.
Slaven Bilic is staying on as West Ham manager, and has targeted four new signings after talks with the owners. (Mirror)
I am glad that Slav is staying. I feel that he deserves to keep his job after all that he had to put up with last season. It is now the boards job to back him in the summer so that he can improve the team.
Pablo Zabaleta is set to become West Ham’s first signing of the summer. (Evening Standard)
A very good way to kick off our summer business in my opinion. A quality right back with plenty of experience and leadership skills. I am sure he will be a brilliant signing for us.
Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham star Manuel Lanzini. (Express)
This simply will not happen. Manuel has already stated that he is happy at West Ham, and I see no reason for that to change. He is a massive part of our future, and we have to keep him with us for the long term.
West Ham have made a £120,000 bid for Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett. (Mail)
I have no idea who this guy is, but he is a very exciting prospect according to the article. If he is just that, then I will not be disappointed with him signing. However, I do wonder what that means for Recce Oxford and Reece Burke…