Lunchtime Round Up: Martial a target?, Marseille targeting Ayew?, Zabaleta the key for striker deal?
Author: Dan Chapman. Published: 24 May 2017 at 1:20pm
Good afternoon Hammers. Here is today’s lunchtime round up.
West Ham are interested in bringing Manchester United winger Anthony Martial to the club in the summer. (Metro)
I rate Martial very highly and I think he has been very poorly treated by Mourinho. Whilst I would love it if we signed him, I just do not think he is a realistic target and I do not think he would join us either. I hope I am wrong on this though, because I think he would be an excellent addition.
Marseille are interested in resigning Andre Ayew from West Ham this summer, (Mirror)
I do not think we should do business with Marseille ever again. They seem a horrible club to deal with, especially when you take the Payet situation into consideration. As for Ayew, I would not sell him anyway. He has been a big player for us since returning from injury, and I am excited to see what he can do with an injury free season.
West Ham youngster Declan Rice has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad. (Mail)
What a week for Declan. He gets his Premier League debut and then gets called up into the Ireland squad. This boy has a massive future ahead of him in my opinion. Congratulations Declan!
West Ham owner David Sullivan has tracked down the homeless man in Manchester and has pledged to reward him for his heroic efforts during the attacks. (Mirror)
This is such a brilliant gesture from the Sullivan’s. It is one of many reasons I do not slate our board like others do. The man in Manchester is a hero and he deserves his rewards after his actions on Monday night.
Lincoln City have rejected three bids for defender Sean Raggett. (Lincolnshire Live)
Pablo Zabaleta could be the key part in trying to secure the services of Kelechi Iheanacho for West Ham. (Clubcall)
I will not complain if we sign Iheanacho. Whilst I do hope we sign Batshuayi ahead of him, I still think he is a brilliant striker with a massive future. If we do sign him instead of Batshuayi, I can see him becoming a huge player for us for a number of years.