- Atletico Madrid open door to Falcao salePosted 2 hours ago
- Internacional boss Dunga confirms interest in AC Milan strikerPosted 3 hours ago
- Laudrup reveals desire to sign further strikerPosted 4 hours ago
- Alves reveals he would be open to PSG or Monaco switchPosted 4 hours ago
- Arsenal target Juventus right back as Sagna replacementPosted 7 hours ago
New striker target for Hammers
- Updated: March 6, 2013
West Ham are set to turn their attention to Southampton striker Rickie Lambert in the summer rather than move on the option to permanently sign Andy Carroll.
The Hammers have the option to permanently sign Carroll from Liverpool for £17m with wages of £84,000 a week over the course of the contract, but they have decided this is too big a financial burden for a striker who has only netted 3 goals in 15 outings.
A Hammers source is quoted in The Sun: “The move for Carroll is just too expensive.
“In the current economic climate, £17m plus £84k-a-week over four years would add up to around £33m and we need to cut our cloth.”
Instead they intend to target Saints striker Lambert, who would cost a fraction of the price at around £6m. He’s having a great season so far scoring 12 goals and the switch will most likely hinge on whether Southampton manage to stay in the Premier league.