Monday, 12 July 2010
Evidence Points to New Investment in West Ham
Something odd is going on. Remember when we signed Tevez and Mascherano and everybody scratched their heads and asked "What the fcuk?" Well the signing of Barerra and Remy (if it happens) isn't quite in the same league but, given the backdrop of supposed "Financial Armageddon", there is a distinct whiff of sulphur in the air. How have we moved, in six long months, from knocking on the door of Administration to being able to shell out £16m on two unproven players in the space of a week?
Are we acting as a front for another club as the Pumas chairman appeared to suggest last week? Or are we spending the money we know will be raised by the sale of Cole, Parker and Behrami? Or is there new money being invested in the club?
It is too early to say, but the signs are certainly promising. We seem to be genuinely in the market for players with fairly hefty price tags and, as yet, nobody has been sold. True, Gold has now suggested that Parker may be sold at the right price but that may be because Grant doesn't rate him that highly. If Villa, flush with Man City's cash from the inflated sale of Milner, offer us £15m, then we would be mad not to take it. Parker is now 30, suffers from yellow card fever, scores all too infrequently and is due an extended spell out with injury. There's better value out there.
If we land Remy tomorrow then I will be inclined to give more credence to those rumours about a billionaire investor. Even if this investor doesn't exist, you have to credit Sullivan and Gold for buying before they sell. Maybe they are genuine fans after all!
Posted by Hammersfan at 21:04