Zamora and Pantsil Being Sold to Fulham
The West Ham official site say West Ham have allowed Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil to discuss personal terms with Fulham.
West Ham United CEO Scott Duxbury said,
"We recognise that Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil have had limited first-team opportunities last season at West Ham United. They want to play regular first-team football and we have given permission for them to speak to Fulham with a view to concluding a move."
West Ham say that the club is "looking forward to a new season with a fully fit squad." Obviously the experience of last season hasn't taught them that you often pick up injuries before and during the season.
Selling two of the most popular players with the fans whilst seemingly having little interest in bringing in replacements will presumably not got down too well with West Ham supporters.
I really hope the club are on the verge of signing a new striker. The official site claims that Zamora has limited first team chances because the club has Craig Bellamy, Dean Ashton, Carlton Cole and Freddie Sears. I think Zamora would be the third striker in that list and being third behind two injury prone front men would presumably mean he would got a lot of playing time next season if he stayed fit himself.
I have this really nasty feeling in my bones that we could be facing at least another half season watching Carlton Cole playing up front on his own. Oh the humanity!