Odds slashed: West Ham clear favourites to sign prolific midfielder in last-minute deal
The odds of West Ham signing Fulham’s Tom Cairney have been slashed after reports broke of an £18million bid from the east London side.
Sky Sports journalist Bryan Swanson claimed that the bid had been rejected and a report on Sky Sports indicated that it was the secodn bid this window that West Ham had made.
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) January 29, 2018
The first bid was said to be £15million and although the player is keen on a move to the Premier League, Fulham are adamant that the player won’t be solved even if West Ham bid £40million.
However, despite this, leading bookmaker SkyBet have cut the odds of Cairney signing for West Ham in January significantly, from 7/2 a week ago to just 5/2 now.
West Ham are the only club that has been credited with a chance of signing Cairney in January.
The player had a slow start to this season but put himself on the map in the 2016/17 campaign when the international playmaker played 45 Championship games, scoring 12 goals and adding another 11 in assists.
Cairney made his international debut for Scotland last year.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are on the verge of securing a transfer deal for an international attacker.