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Hammers in €5million striker bid


Filed: Monday, 24th August 2009
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United have made a €5million bid for Macedonian international Goran Pandev, according to reports.

Pandev, who has spent the last five years with Lazio is reported to have been the subject of the bid as the Hammers desperately try to boost their attacking options with the transfer window set to close a week from today.

According to a report on calciomercato.com, West Ham have offered €5million + 50% of any future transfer fee for the 26-year-old deep-lying striker who had looked set to join Zenith St. Petersburg in a deal worth £13million earlier this year.

The 44-times capped international, who is his nation's all-time leading goalscorer began his career in Macedonia with minnows FK Belasica. However he was snapped up by Italian giants Inter at the age of just 18.

Having spent time on loan at both Spezia and Ancona without breaking into Inter's first team Pandev was offered a lifeline when Lazio bought out 50% of his contract from the Milanese. Despite only scoring three goals during his first season Pandev impressed sufficiently for Lazio to buy out the remaining 50% of his contract (from Udinese who had subsequently purchased it from Inter).

However it is in the last three seasons that Pandev has become a player of international repute, so much so that he has been linked with a string of top clubs including Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Chelsea in recent months.

Despite the mass interest the striker had signalled his intention to see out his contract - which expires next summer - at Lazio. However West Ham's offer is thought to have tempted the Italian's who face losing Pandev for nothing next summer.

Pandev, who has spent the last five years with Lazio is reported to have been the subject of the bid as the Hammers desperately try to boost their attacking options with the transfer window set to close a week from today.

According to a report on calciomercato.com, West Ham have offered €5million + 50% of any future transfer fee for the 26-year-old deep-lying striker in an attempt to steal Pandev from under the noses of Zenith St. Petersburg, whom he was set to join this week.


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Pandev, who has spent the last five years with Lazio is reported to have been the subject of the bid as the Hammers desperately try to boost their attacking options with the transfer window set to close a week from today.

According to a report on calciomercato.com, West Ham have offered €5million + 50% of any future transfer fee for the 26-year-old deep-lying striker in an attempt to steal Pandev from under the noses of Zenith St. Petersburg, whom he was set to join this week.





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by mkdhammer
08:52PM 24th Aug 2009
''One TV station in Macedonia says that in a phone call Pandev called this info speculation. I'm from Macedonia and asked the journalist why they didn't put the phone call on the air. Waiting to hear from him...''

by Steve Harris
04:48PM 24th Aug 2009
''Thanks for this Bora, what's impressed me about the player is that he can use both feet to control, dribble and score as well as his head. If he comes it could be good. Bora, what is his injury record like? Is he resilient?''

by Shylock67
04:26PM 24th Aug 2009
''Well he certainly looks like he has a decent touch....and can score!''

by Nik
03:59PM 24th Aug 2009
''This is one transfer I really hope happens. He's a finisher which is what we really lack. He'd be massive for us...''

by hammertime
12:23PM 24th Aug 2009
''Do not be concerned about this deal West Ham fans. If we get Pandev it will be a massive coup. I am also a Lazio fan due to my Italian connections and absolutely love this player. If he really does have to leave Lazio I will be grateful if it is to West Ham, it will ease the pain.

This guy is a gun and if all is true we must land him and our prospects are much better. Perfect player for Cole because he knows how to play off a target man. The Hammers are going places, bring in Eidur too and our striker problems can rest. In Zola We Trust!''

by Bora
11:01AM 24th Aug 2009
''Buy buy buy!

Pandev will create havok ...''

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