West Ham: United legend linked; set to miss out on Madrid sensation; Noble praises board
Amid speculation that the Hammers are looking for players with Premier League experience to boost their survival hopes, Metro claim that five time winner Patrice Evra could be a target. The former Manchester United man made nearly 400 appearances for the Red Devils but has fallen out of favour in Juventus and could be allowed to leave in January.
At 35-years-old, he may not represent a great long term option for the club, but he would certainly bring experience to the Irons backline and could also add quality and help to improve the youngsters around him.
However, TalkSPORT quote claims in AS which suggest that the club will miss out on a loan swoop for Real Madrid sensation Martin Odegaard, with a move to Dutch side Ajax or Herenveen more likely as Zinedine Zidane looks to get him some regular first team football.
The Norwegian 18-year-old has struggle to make an impression at the Bernabeu but is now hoping to revitalise his career out on loan, but his absence may not be a big miss for West Ham given what an unproven talent he is in a team struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Despite that, Mark Noble has spoken out to praise the club’s board for sticking with Slaven Bilic as he said:
“You just have to work hard and stick together as a team. I know it’s an old cliché, but that’s what you have to do when you aren’t getting results. I’m glad because obviously the board were under pressure to do something, as they always are when their teams are not doing well, but we all stuck together – the squad, the manager and the whole staff. We’ve come away with ten points from four games… and now we’re only two or three points off where we were at the same stage last season. So it’s not an incredible difference.”
The team now seem to have turned things around but will need to keep that up against the reigning champions Leicester on Saturday if they are to continue their climb up the table.
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