Search

West Ham ‘won’t rule out’ dramatic move for Fulham target Mitroglou

11:15 31 January 2014

Kostas Mitroglou in action for Greece. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Kostas Mitroglou in action for Greece. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

2013 Getty Images

West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald has refused to rule out hijacking Fulham’s deal for Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou.

The Cottagers were expected to clinch a £12.4million deal for the Olympiacos hitman before tonight’s transfer deadline, but after missing out on Lacina Traore to Everton, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has been linked with a late swoop for the prolific 25-year-old.

Allardyce was too busy with transfer business to attend West Ham’s deadline day press conference, so his assistant Neil McDonald fielded the questions.

“It’s all speculation,” McDonald said on Mitroglou. “But it’s slightly different that we’re the ones hijacking deals,” he added with a smile, referring to Everton’s late move for Traore.

“We’re still looking to try and improve. I think we’ve added to the squad excellently so far this window and if we can get anyone else in it would be a bonus.”

Asked if he could rule out a move for Mitroglou, he said: “No, I wouldn’t rule out anybody.”

Mitroglou has smashed 21 goals in 23 games for club and country this season. McDonald admits the striker boasts an impressive record he but also talked up the Hammers’ current strikeforce of Andy Carroll and Carlton Cole.

He said: “He’s a goalscorer, isn’t he? But we’ve got a goalscorer just coming back from injury in Andy Carroll and we’ve got a goalscorer in Carlton Cole who has been popping them in over the last couple of months.

“So that’s really good and the competition for places is getting much better with people coming back from injury.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:30
John Mackie in action for Leyton Orient during his successful spell with the club (pic: LOFC).

John Mackie discusses managerial changes throughout 2014/15 campaign and what president Francesco Becchetti got wrong more than anything else

Barry Hearn
Yesterday, 13:19
Orient's Kevin Lisbie applauds the away support after full time against Yeovil Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Jamaican forward expected to complete transfer to League Two side Barnet

Kevin Lisbie
Yesterday, 10:32
Essex Schools' under-16s celebrate their success at Craven Cottage (pic: essexfa.com)

SEESFA Under16s: Inner London 0 Essex 2

London
Yesterday, 09:32
A Harold Wood batsman trudges off after being dismissed at Chelmsford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Chris Bennett blogs about life at Harold Wood CC

Most read sport

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder