Upton Park outfit need to up their bid if they are to snare Goodison Park Yak.
West Ham must double £5m offer to clinch signing of Everton striker Yakubu
West Ham have had a £5million offer for Everton striker Yakubu turned down.
Sportsmail revealed West Ham’s interest earlier this month and they have made the first step in testing Everton’s resolve – only to be rebuffed.
Goodison manager David Moyes has limited funds and is keen on Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy but he would want closer to the £11.25m he paid for 27-year-old Yakubu before considering a sale.
He is also bracing himself for an offer from Tottenham for Steven Pienaar so is determined to strengthen rather than weaken his squad first. (Daily Mail)
It does seem fairly plausible that David Moyes would decide to offload Yakubu as the former Portsmouth and Middlesbrough player has experienced an alarming drop in form since his first season at Goodison Park. The Nigerian international is often labelled lazy and does have quite a lethargic approach to the game but at the same time a cursory glance at his strike record shows that he is a man who knows how to put the ball in the back of the net.
Will West Ham make a £10m move for the 27 year old? Well they may do but should they?