Marouane Chamakh: West Ham move for Arsenal striker
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is in talks with West Ham about joining the club.
The Moroccan forward, 28, has struggled to establish himself at the Emirates since moving on a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010.
But West Ham want to give Chamakh a chance to resurrect his career.
Sam Allardyce’s side are also poised to complete the signing of Joe Cole from Liverpool, another player who has found himself on the first-team fringes.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Whilst one can see why West Ham would be keen to bring in additional firepower one wonders why Upton Park boss Sam Allardyce would think that Arsenal flop Marouane Chamakh is the man for the job.
The 28 year old Moroccan international has been an unmitigated disaster of a signing and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger can be thankful that he picked up the forward from Bordeaux on a free, though he has been stuck with having to cover the striker’s reported £60k a week wages.
The 28 year old is yet to play a single minute of Premier League action this season but has scored twice in the Capital One Cup this term.
Chamakh has managed a paltry 14 goals from 67 appearances since his move to the Emirates Stadium from Bordeaux two and a half years ago.
West Ham have seen loaned in striker Andy Carroll ruled out with injury, hence the East London side’s apparent need for a striking additions.
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