In a move which makes about as much sense as John Barnes’ commentary, West Ham gaffer Avram Grant has decided to cure the Hammers injury woes and add some much needed fire power by adding Manchester United’s Michael Owen to his ranks.
Owen, 31, has suffered more than almost any other player at the cruel hands of injuries so Grants reported interest will come as a major shock to Hammers fans who were perhaps hoping to actually see a player instead of receiving updates from the medical staff on his progress.
With Owen’s current deal set to run out in July 2011 it would seem United are fully prepared to cut their losses and sanction a move to the Capital for the former Real Madrid and Liverpool man. One stumbling block for the Hammers is Owen’s wage which is likely to be in the region of £80,000 per week.
Whether messrs Gold and Sullivan would see this bit of business as good for the club is debatable, they would probably have been hoping for a younger, injury-free model to lead the line as we approach the half way point of the season.
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