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ROB Green has turned down the offer of a new contract at West Ham.
Green has been locked in talks with the Hammers over the past few months aimed at tying him to a long-term contract at Upton Park.
But England star Green has snubbed the initial offer put on the table and believes he deserves a deal which would rank him among the highest paid at the club.
Green is one of the worst-paid senior players at the club, having still been locked in to the initial contract he signed when he moved to the club in 2006.
He still has two years left to run on that deal and had hoped his excellent form over the past two years would be rewarded with a lucrative contract worth £50,000 a week.
The 29-year-old keeper is aware that other clubs in the Premier League have been watching him over the last season, with Tottenham and Arsenal both keeping close tabs.
The Source: (Daily Star)
Robert Green is one of the most consistent keepers in the Premier League and its a little surprising to read that he isn’t one of the club’s big earners but given the financial problems at the club this is an issue that could well become a problem for the Hammers.
Both Arsenal and Spurs have had issues relating to keepers this season. Arsenal’s number one Manuel Almunia has been in fine form but the second in line Lukasz Fabianski has been shaky to say the least. Harry Redknapp had problems with Heurelho Gomes at first but the Brazilian improved dramatically as the season wore on leaving Carlo Cudicini once again warming a bench in London after doing so for years Chelsea.
Green clearly loves West Ham but he may feel the need to move on if his wage demands are not settled and a move to either of the teams noted could be considered as a step up for the England man.