This long term target just moved that little bit closer to a potential move to Upton Park!
West Ham are on alert after long-time target Eidur Gudjohnsen was reportedly informed he has no future at Barcelona.The Iceland international appears set to return to the Premier League this summer and has already ruled out a move to Aston Villa because he favours London or Manchester.
The Hammers are looking to strengthen their squad but also cut their wage bill so it remains to be seen if they move for the former Bolton and Chelsea attacker. Barca director Rafael Yuste told Rac1: “Without hurry but without a pause, [directors] Txiki Begiristain as well as Raul Sanllehi are studying the topic with all the determination and our intention is to find a new place to help Gudjohnsen be happy again.” (clubcall.com)
The indications are that Eidur could be allowed to leave for as little as £2-3m, which would be an incredibly small sum for a player who still has a lot to offer. Whilst it’s true Alan Curbishley is keen to trim his wage bill (hence the potential departures of big earners Lucas Neil and Craig Bellamy) surely he would make room for a player as talented as Gudjohnsen, not least as the West Ham boss has been trailing the former Chelsea man for some time now. Do Hammers fans think a move for the Barca man would be a wise investment of the club’s money?