West Ham to sign Matt Jarvis

News coming out this morning is that West Ham have finally agreed terms with Wolves for the transfer of Matt Jarvis.

The deal is apparently £7 Million up front with a further £3 Million of add-ons and appearance related payments for the winger, this represents a huge profit for Wolves on the £600k they paid to Gillingham for his services in 2007.

West Ham have been chasing Jarvis for some time and have had three previous bids rejected, but it looks like their persistence has finally paid off with Sam Allardyce hoping to have Jarvis available for Saturday’s trip to Swansea.

Reports are varying over that status of his medical, with some saying he has already completed it and others saying he is due to undertake it today.

No doubt Jarvis is a good player but is £10 Million too much to pay for the 26-year-old? Why do English players cost so much more than an equally good foreign import? The way I am looking at it is if Liverpool can spend £20 Million on Stuart Downing then Jarvis is a bargain 🙂

I am not sure how the Jarvis deal will impact on deals for wingers Royston Drenthe and Razak Boukari, hopefully Drenthe will still be brought in on a Bosman free transfer from Real Madrid as he can play left wing and left back so could provide cover for Jarvis or be first choice left back. Boukari as I understand it is a right winger which again I feel we are light on so it would be nice if we could get all three!

In other news I hear that the plug was pulled on Moussa Konate who has now joined Russian club FC Krasnodar. I believe the club still has numerous irons in the fire so to speak so we could still see some more fresh faces at The Boleyn.

Iron Bobby

Royston Drenthe set to sign for West Ham

Royston DrentheNews coming out is that Royston Drenthe is set to sign for West Ham on a free transfer.

Royston Drenthe is a Dutch international who was released by Real Madrid this summer, some of you may remember him from last season as he was on loan at Everton where he had an impressive spell.

Everton decided not to sign Drenthe on a permanent deal because of some of the field antics, and the 25-year-old has reportedly rejected several lucrative offers from clubs in the Middle East in favour of returning to England to ply his trade in the Premiership.

Drenthe can play left back or left midfield and during his time at Everton he made 27 appearances, scoring four goals and making seven assists.

It is believed Drenthe is set to sign a three-year deal with West Ham United but we await official confirmation.