ExWHUemployee Q & A 31st July 2016

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  • #10808

    Ben Cooper
    Keymaster

    Hello and welcome to tonight’s live Q&A following ExWHUemployee’s transfer update which can be read here.

    ExWHUEmployee Column: Exclusive Transfer Update

    Please post your questions for ExWHUemployee in this thread. This session will run for approximately 30 minutes (ending at 23:30).

    The general rules for the forum can be found here, enjoy the Q & A!.

    General rules

    COYI

  • #10846

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Any info on possible Gomez deal?

    • #10847

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      We did show some interest but is wages are extremely high and he is seen as very similar to Carroll. Think he may be off somewhere else now anyway.

  • #10848

    Merlin118
    Participant

    Does Bacca have a decision deadline? Thought Milan made today his deadline to leave, otherwise he has to stay

    • #10855

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I don’t think so as such, Milan are hurrying him for a decision and obviously we would like one soon. He is running out of options.

  • #10849

    ExWHUEmployee
    Keymaster

    Hey Ex

    Would West Ham consider Giroud and do you think our fans will be happy once the window shuts?

    • #10859

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Great question. I would like to think so but I do get the feeling that some of our fans are never happy no matter what.

      • #10863

        ExWHUEmployee
        Keymaster

        Haha I agree…..would we consider Giroud then?

  • #10850

    billyboylan5
    Participant

    Is Andre Ayew happy that West Ham United want to sign him and would he happily join us?

    • #10861

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yes, he wanted to join us originally last year but Swansea offered far more money and then he went for that but he is keen to move and his agent has strong links with us.

  • #10851

    taptapboom
    Participant

    What happened to the 2 secret players we were trying to sign? Was one of them James Rodrigues??

    • #10865

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      One of them joined another club for a large fee as was expected and the other is now looking unlikely to happen unfortunately, both were very bold attempts anyway.

  • #10852

    stevo
    Participant

    do you think ex we might get some deals done this week one way or another ?

    • #10869

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      The club aim to have some confirmed certainly before the Chelsea game

  • #10853

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    Are we looking into a potential right back cover say Isla ??

    • #10870

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Not at the moment, priority in other positions but perhaps towards the end of the window this could change. Especially depending on the performances of Antonio and Byram in that time.

  • #10854

    GS
    Participant

    What is the liklihood that the Ayew and callieri deals will be wrapped up this week? Also is there no joy with mandzukic?

    • #10871

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      The club are hopeful, at the moment Juventus want too much for him and there are other targets ahead in the order.

  • #10856

    ExWHUEmployee
    Keymaster

    Also, any chance of a sneak preview of the third kit? Worth a try 🙂

    • #10875

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I dare not show it as I get in trouble but another account tweeted a very very similar one earlier

  • #10857

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Are we still in for a new midfielder?

    • #10877

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Not a priority position at the moment

  • #10858

    Lettuce25
    Participant

    Hey Ex great column as per usual. Few questions regarding English players. Will we fulfill our quota or do we need English additions. Also the Swedish left Back Ludwig Augusstion. Is the interest concret?

    • #10881

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think we should be Ok with the youngsters who will be involved now (Burke, Oxford etc) and yes there is interest but I don’t think he is the top target at the moment due to no Prem experience.

  • #10860

    Brian Knox
    Participant

    Ex it seems that Bilic is adamant that Antonio will be playing right back this season. If his performances continue to suffer do you think he will revisit the decision not to add another right back before the window closes possibly on loan?

    • #10883

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      You would hope so mate, as I think we are all extremely worried but at the moment his intention is Antonio will be the right back.

  • #10862

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Is Oxford happy to stay and fight for his place in the team?

    • #10884

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Hard to judge, think his head has been swayed by other clubs interest and we really need to convince him that his future remains here.

  • #10864

    Lettuce25
    Participant

    Can you clarify the lingo between Payet and Ayew. I seem to remember there being tension between them. If Ayew goes ahead will they explore Jordan Ayew as a signing.

    • #10886

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think they had a small falling out at Marseille but this has been cleared up now. We have been interested in Jordan too. I suspect we could revisit it in the future at some point.

  • #10866

    TheQuietMan
    Participant

    What’s the story with Oxford & the rumour he’s trying to force more first team chances. Despite his potenial he isn’t exactly commanding a place yet.

    • #10888

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yeah, there are a lot of big clubs interested. I took a lot of stick for saying United had launched a bid a while back but that wasn’t far off the mark despite what people tried to imply at the time. I think his head isn’t in a great place and we need to persuade him his future is here

  • #10867

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    Hi ex , what striker is more likely to sign benteke or bacca ??

    • #10890

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Hard to say as I think Benteke depends on whether Bacca signs. So I guess Bacca at this point as he hasn’t ruled out a move yet.

  • #10868

    Brian Knox
    Participant

    Ex, any developments in new contracts for Reece Burke and Reece Oxford?

    • #10892

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Neither have signed a new one. Burke is more essential as his has less time but the club are trying to persuade both to sign one.

  • #10872

    Merlin118
    Participant

    What actually happened behind the scenes when the club (Jack Sullivan) believed Bacca would give his response within 48 hours and then never did? I can imagine the board were very frustrated

    • #10895

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Bacca’s agent said he would but then he decided to keep his options open. As the club don’t wish to lose Bacca potentially they were willing to extend the wait period

  • #10874

    aldo2016
    Participant

    Are we looking at an right backs ex? if so, do you know any of the potential targets?

  • #10873

    Cockneyboy76
    Participant

    I personally think Benteke would do a decent job for us!! In your column you stated that DG was a big fan but does that mean Slav don’t fancy him or is it simply to do with the fee & wages involved??

    • #10897

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Slav does rate him yeah but the reason it didn’t happen earlier was due to wages and fee etc but seeing as no club has matched his demands yet despite strong interest from Palace for example these may lower. When the chairman discuss forwards, DG always puts Benteke’s name in there

  • #10879

    aldo2016
    Participant

    How many more players would your say we are looking to bring in ex? also, any idea of the sort of budget we have left now to spend?

    • #10899

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I don’t think there is a set budget say (within reason) it depends on what players are available. So for example if Lacazette suddenly became available for £35m we would sign despite having already bought Ayew for £20m etc I think it is player specific rather than overall budget (within reason obviously)

  • #10880

    Merlin118
    Participant

    Now that both ‘surprise’ targets aren’t going to happen, can you reveal who they were?

    • #10900

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I will do one day but seeing as there are a lot of 15 year olds determined to say I make things up, I would rather just leave their names for another day as they wont happen now I don’t think.

  • #10882

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Are we looking at Shweinsteiger??

    • #10901

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Age, wages and position probably means it is unlikely, although personally I rate the guy

  • #10885

    taptapboom
    Participant

    All I’m seeing on here mate is about rb’s please tell Dave we need one 😔

    • #10902

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      They know trust me, but Slav is the manager

  • #10876

    midamode
    Participant

    Hello Ex,
    Islam Slimani is available and his agent said he received 3 offers.
    is west ham one of them ?

    • #10903

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think we did enquire but have other options ahead of him at this point

  • #10891

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    Hi ex does you think we could sign a left back this week ?

    • #10904

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yes I do, well the club want them done by the Chelsea game so either this week or next!

  • #10894

    JackRian27
    Participant

    Was the surprise target that has gone elsewhere for big money Mario Gotze by any chance?

  • #10898

    Ben Cooper
    Keymaster

    And that concludes the Q & A.
    Thank you to all who got their questions in. See you again next time. In the meantime, please enjoy the rest of the forum.

    COYI

    • #10906

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Thank you everyone! It was great to read the questions. Please start to use the forum more and I and others from the site will try and interact more with the threads. COYI

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