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Piquionne departs - at last


Filed: Tuesday, 19th February 2013
By: Staff Writer


Forgotten striker Freddie Piquionne could finally be set to leave West Ham - having spent the last year playing with the under 21s.

The former Portsmouth forward is poised to join MLS outfit Portland Timbers on trial later this week, with view to a permanent deal should he impress sufficiently.

Now 34, Piquionne's last game for the Hammers came in the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest in January 2012, just over a year ago - since when he has been featuring, occasionally, for the Development Squad as one of their permitted overage players.

A short loan spell at Doncaster at the back end of last season - during which he managed to score twice in eight appearances - came to nothing and the once-capped French international, who was left out of West Ham's 25-man Premier League squad this season, appeared set to see the remainder of his contract out at West Ham until Portland's intervention.

Estimated to be earning around 40,000 per week, Piquionne's current deal ends this summer.





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by bl
09:11PM 19th Feb 2013
''I always wonder what have happened IF his goal against Wolves had been allowed to stand (it was incorrectly ruled out for handball)...''

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