Thursday, February 19, 2009

Faubert a Stop Gap at Real Madrid

West Ham fans who were hopeful that Julien Faubert's loan move to Real Madrid might be made permanent at the end of the season may be disappointed. Sergio Ramos has hinted that Real Madrid are only using Julien Faubert as a temporary stopgap.

"A right winger was missing, and we needed a player that wasn’t cup-tied in the Champions League. We play him when needed and he won’t necessarily play every game.

"Tactically, when we will need to play someone at right midfield, he could be an option."

West Ham United reserve team captain Tony Stokes has signed on loan to Hungarian team Ujpest FC until the end of the season. Ujpest FC are currently second in the Hungarian league. Stokes said of the loan deal,

"They have set up me up with an apartment and a car, which has been great. Budapest is also a beautiful place. I never realised how nice it was before I arrived. There is another English player called Scott Malone who has joined them from Wolves so it's good to have him there."


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