Wednesday, January 22
Are West Ham going for the wrong transfer targets?
Asked about possible signings last night, Sam Allardyce said: "I wouldn't have a clue at the minute. Every time I get a new signing somebody else f•••ing takes him!" Which makes you think some of the club's targets are too ambitious. Lacina Traore was always likely to prefer a club like Everton and it was never that likely that Everton's Heitinga, who played in a World Cup Final, would want to step down into a relegation struggle and join WHU. Similarly our chasing of Manchester City's Joleon Lescott seems unlikely to be successful, especially after what he saw last night. A more realistic striking target might have been West Brom's Shane Long, who has now signed for Hull City. A decent player, good in the air and capable of scoring the odd great goal. Surely we'd stand a lot better chance going for middle-ranking PL players or younger Championship players in our present position?