Sunday, August 11, 2013

West Ham In Shock £6m Bid For Downing

West Ham last night made a surprise bid for Liverpool flop Stewart Downing.

The Merseyside club is looking to offload the winger after a couple of disappointing seasons at Anfield following a big money move from Aston Villa.

But they were struggling to find a suitor until West Ham stepped up with a £6m bid yesterday evening, the Mirror reports.

The paper says that talks between the player and the Upton Park hierarchy are at an advanced stage, with Downing’s current wages of 80,000 being one of the only stumbling blocks left.

The fee would represent a significant loss for Liverpool, who paid £20 for the England international just two years ago, but Brendan Rodgers is being ruthless as he looks to totally transform his squad.

Downing would not be the first cut price Liverpool flop West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has picked up this summer; the Hammers have already signed Andy Carroll from Anfield.

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