Reports coming out of Russia suggest that the Hammers are interested in a move to bring back Congolese international Christopher Samba to the English Premier League.
After spending just 6 months with north west London club Queens Park Rangers, the central defender has gone back to Russian outfit Anzhi.
Russian daily newspaper Izvestia reported yesterday that West Ham United have put in an offer for 29 year-old Samba as the future of the Congolese international with Anzhi has a shadow cast over it.
Apparently the central defender could make a return to top flight football in England and the reason he joined QPR 6 months ago was because of his family. As Rangers were relegated, Samba went back to Russia with his family still in England.
This month, the Russian club’s top brass stated there was going to be a change in tack, hinting at bringing in more local players. There has been a lot of money drip fed into the club but it hasn’t yielded the desired results.
Top class players have been lured to Anzhi but the project hasn’t gone to plan as the club looks like showing the door to some of their high wage earners. Christopher Samba is said to be in this high wage bracket and the club will apparently listen to offers for him.
Sources indicate that Samba has already missed some training sessions as he prepares himself for a possible move to the Premier League.
French born Christopher Samba played under Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers and the coach is hoping of a reunion. Samba was a key component in Allardyce’s team where the Hammers’ coach spent two years.
Samba originally came from German outfit Hertha BSC in 2007, when he was signed by Mark Hughes’ Blackburn. He played 161 league games for the Ewood Park outfit after completing a trial.
After 5 seasons and building up his reputation, Chris Samba moved on to pastures new and clinched a big money move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011.