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West Ham Target Manchester City Freebie Winger: Gianfranco Zola Wants Martin Petrov

Eastlands wide man wants Upton Park move.

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With a number of players tipped to leave West Ham this summer, the Hammers are today linked with a swoop for Manchester City ’s Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov .

The 31-year-old has a contract at Eastlands until the end of this season and can be signed by West Ham on a free transfer.

According to a report in the News of the World today, “West Ham have made their move despite continued uncertainty over Gianfranco Zola’s position and Petrov is keen to move to Upton Park to revive his career.”

Martin Petrov has not played for Manchester City since February due to a knee injury.

In 2009/2010, Petrov scored four goals and provided three assists in 16 appearances. (IMScouting)

Whilst its true that Martin Petrov is not the same player he once was he is still more than capable of playing at the highest level. The 31 year old has had injury problems during the past two seasons but when called upon he has shown that he still has pace and trickery and as far as players available for nothing this summer there will not be many more as attractive a proposition as the former Atletico Madrid man.

West Ham are looking to refresh a squad that really under performed last term and the addition of classy players such as Petrov would be both financially prudent and intelligent from a playing point of view. To pick up a player unable to break into their first team and out of contract is in many ways a wise move as it should result in the signing of a player eager to prove himself.

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