Thursday, 20 August 2009
It is becoming increasingly clear that West Ham will not be able to buy a striker without selling one of their star players. Although he is our best defender, I fear we will have to sell Matthew Upson. According to news reports, he is wanted by Manchester City and Aston Villa. No doubt Upson would prefer the higher wages being offered by City but I suspect he will go to Aston Villa for about £12m. This will enable Zola to buy Marouane Chamakh, the 25-year-old Moroccan international. Bordeaux want £7.5m for their striker. It sounds a lot of money but he looks the kind of player who will do well in the premier league.