Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Chris Cohen leaves, Boro chasing Steed

* Academy graduate Chris Cohen has joined Yeovil Town permanently for an undisclosed six figure fee.

The versatile 19 year old said, "I had a good loan spell here and it was the best deal for me to come back. I am however a little sad to be leaving West Ham. There's an element of that when you leave any club - especially a club that you supported as a boy. But sometimes you just have to move on. And I'm going to try my best for Yeovil Town; that's all that matters now."

It's a good move for him - he needs to focus on his playing and not whether he can break into the West Ham first team. I expect we haven't seen the last of this talented youngster, who can play in the centre or left side of midfield and defence.

* In other news, Middlesbrough have made a £5 million offer to Fulham for their midfielder Steed Malbranque. It would appear that Alan Pardew would need to dig deeper if he wants to bring the French 26-year-old to Upton Park, but £5 million is a bloody big bundle.

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