Hello Hammers. Here is today’s lunchtime round up.
Jermain Defoe is demanding a £100,000 a week contract and a £6million signing on fee to join West Ham this summer. (Evening Standard)
I love Defoe and I would not be against him coming back, but that is absolutely crazy. He may be a good striker, but to demand that type of contract at his age is ridiculous. We could surely go out and get someone younger and better than Defoe for a cheaper price.
John Terry has promised the West Ham players a night out as a thank you for beating Spurs earlier this month. (Daily Mail)
People will slate him because he is John Terry, but I personally like the guy. He is on of the best centre backs of all time and he does not get the credit he deserves in my opinion. I said a while back that I thought West Ham and Chelsea had a good relationship off the pitch, and this backs up my point.
West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi this summer. (Evening Standard)
Either of these two would be brilliant signings for us, in my opinion. They should be the top two names on our list of targets this summer, and we should go all out for them. My preferred choice would be Michy, but I would be more than happy with either of them.
Pablo Zabaleta could complete a move to West Ham by next week. (HITC)
If this is true, then it is a great signing for us. I have heard that he has offers from elsewhere, but I hope he chooses to join us because he could offer a lot to us in my opinion.
Winston Reid has undergone season ending surgery, but says he had to get it done. (West Ham United)
If this had been earlier in the season, then I would have panicked. However, seeing as though there is only one game left I am not too fussed. I just hope Winston recovers well and comes back better and stronger next season.
Watford striker Isaac Success says his priority is to join West Ham this summer, if he cannot be guaranteed game time at Watford. (HITC)
If I am being honest, I can’t actually remember this guy playing for Watford. Obviously he has made appearances, but I just cannot recall seeing him. Having said that, I am not sure if I would sign him or not. I think I would if we were to sign a bigger name striker as well as him, but I just don’t think I can make a proper judgement when knowing so little about him.