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Report: West Ham wanted 18-goal Brazilian but missed out, now has £53m release clause

By Olly Dawes as published by hitc.com West Ham United were reportedly keen on Vitoria Guimaraes winger Raphinha. According to Calciomercato, West Ham United were interested in landing Vitoria Guimaraes winger Raphinha this summer before losing out to Sporting earlier this week. The Hammers appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager this week, replacing David Moyes as the former Premier League title winner returns to English football after a two-year exile. Pellegrini will immediately want major reinforcements for a squad which struggled last season, and adding another winger may be a top priority for the Chilean. Now, Calciomercato report that West Ham held an interest in snapping up Vitoria Guimaraes winger Raphinha, who enjoyed a remarkable campaign over in Portugal. Raphinha, 21, emerged in his native Brazil with Avai, before heading to Vitoria in 2016, and he enjoyed a breakout campaign this season, hitting 18 goals and six assists in 43 games. The Brazilian star has blistering pace and great trickery, and has now been snapped up by their Portuguese rivals Sporting, who confirmed a deal earlier this week. Raphinha will have a €60million (£53million) release clause in his contract, meaning West Ham appear to have missed the boat on the Brazilian …read more

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Winston Reid’s emotional farewell

By Hugh5outhon1895 Winston Reid has delivered a heartbreaking farewell message to James Collins as the central defender’s time at the club comes to an end. With the club allowing Ginge to walk away in June, his defensive partner down the years has really shown his emotions in an Instagram post. He said: “Things don’t always pan out […] …read more

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Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic in contention to become new manager of China’s national team – reports

By thedroid as reported by talksport.com. Bilic has been out of work since being sacked by West Ham in November Thursday, May 24, 2018 Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is in the running to become the new boss of the Chinese national team. Current boss Marcello Lippi’s future reportedly hangs by a thread after the hosts were humiliated in the China Cup in March. China lost both of their games in the tournament they hosted – a 6-0 loss to Wales, as well as a 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in the third-place play-off. And sources close to The Sun say Bilic is the leading contender to replace the Italian and is reportedly in negotiations to take up the post. Bilic, 49, has been out of work since he was sacked by the Hammers in November, however he had his best period as a manager when he was in charge of the Croatian national team from 2006-2012. China is desperate to build a team capable of punching its weight at international level. Lippi, who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, has failed to justify his £21million salary – …read more

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Canning Town Len answers the crucial Manuel questions

By Hugh5outhon1895 It’s a magical moment in the lives of ClaretandHugh and Canning Town Len today as the main man comes on board the website with his amazingly confused ‘take’ on life at West Ham. Len has become a real favourite among Irons fans and today – IN HIS FIRST EXCLUSIVE COLUMN WITH US – that other […] …read more

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​Tottenham challenge Leicester, West Ham for Hegazi

By admin Tottenham have entered the race for the West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi. While Hegazi is preparing for the World Cup with his Egyptian national teammates, there is a transfer tussle to see where he ends up in August. on Tribal Football The post ​Tottenham challenge Leicester, West Ham for Hegazi appeared first on sportsdroid. …read more

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Ginger Pele will leave on June 30

By Hugh5outhon1895 West Ham have confirmed that the Ginger Pele will leave the club when his contract expires on June 30. The central defender – having made 214 appearances across two spells – turns 35 in August and in his final appearance donned the captain’s armband for the last few minutes of the Hammers’ 3-1 Premier League win […] …read more

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