Sky journalist: This is what playmaker target thinks after West Ham bid tabled
West Ham primary target Tom Cairney has resigned himself to the fact that he will not be moving to the Olympic Stadium this January, as Fulham have rejected the initial £15million bid from West Ham.
Kaveh Solhekol, of Sky Sports News, tweeted that Cairney is eager to move away from the Championship, but has accepted that this deal is unlikely:
Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney accepts he won't be sold to West Ham this month. Wants to move. Fulham rejected £15m West Ham offer last week.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 28, 2018
Fulham are holding out for a staggering fee of £30million, however it has been reported that it is unlikely that West Ham are to be bringing any new faces in this month.
David Moyes has been looking for more players to help cover his injury plagued team, and has been conisdering players who would help bolster his attacking forces.
Cairney got himself on the radar of West Ham with a hugely impressive last season when the playmaker scored 12 goals and laid on 11 in assists in 45 Championship games.
Football Insider verdict:
It is not surprising that Fulham want £30million for Tom Cairney, as the transfer market inflation has sky rocketted prices for player, yet that sum is just out of Moyes’ reach. It has been reported that funding is in short supply at West Ham, and their wage budget is nearing the financial fair play limits, so loan options may be a better option for the Hammers. Cairney has been a wonderfulk talent for Fulham in the Championship, but has struggled this season, and his performances have absolutely not warranted a £30million price tag. It is not surprising that his head has been turned by the Premier League interest, and if he can refind his form he will be a welcome addition to a lower placed side in the top tier.
In other West Ham transfer news, it has been reported that the Hammers have entered talks to sign this £13.5million a year striker.