Search

Aston Villa man rejects West Ham as Leeds hover

15:32 29 January 2013

Aston Villa

Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Transfer news: Sam Allardyce today revealed West Ham’s plans to bring in left-back Stephen Warnock from Aston Villa have been derailed, as the 31-year-old now looks set to join Leeds instead.

The West Ham boss has been desperate to strengthen his defence this January, and wanted Warnock to follow Emanuel Pogatetz’s arrival.

“Stephen we thought was a goer yesterday, but we had another club in the Championship make him a longer-term offer, which he has accepted,” said Allardyce.

“Ours was more a short-term offer with a view to a further and longer deal, but at the end of the day he chose the more secure one.

“That was a lot of hard work which went to waste yet again. You constantly waste your time because 99% of the time you don’t get what you want.

“We have been looking for a defender since late December and it has taken until this week to get Emanuel Pogatetz in.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

47 minutes ago
Gallions Primary represented West Ham at the Premier League Schools event at Goodison Park

Beckton pupils represent West Ham at tournament

West Ham United Foundation
Russell Slade on the touchline alongside with Kevin Nugent (right) when the pair were Leyton Orient manager and assistant respectively (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former Wales under-21 international hasn’t been offered a new contract with east Londoners and has looked back on his best memories with the O’s

Lloyd James
09:52
Hornchurch's Paul Walter picked up 2-11 for Essex's second team (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

A host of players from the Essex Cricket Leagues helped the county seconds gain the upper-hand on the opening day of their County Championship clash with Glamorgan at Bishops’ Stortford.

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham columnist says the season has been an eight out of 10

Dimitri Payet

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe