Sunday, July 01, 2007


Hammers snatch £6m Faubert

c/p The Times UK

West Ham last night outbid Glasgow Rangers to sign France midfielder Julien Faubert from Bordeaux in a £6m deal, but only after the French club blocked a late attempt by Rangers to rescue a signing they thought they had in the bag. Ten days ago, 23-year-old Faubert had agreed in principle to join Rangers and went on a three-day strike after Bordeaux rejected an initial £4m offer from the Ibrox club. Rangers were ready to increase their bid to £5m but West Ham’s straight cash offer was accepted by Bordeaux president Jean Louis Triaud, who warned Faubert he could be frozen out by the French side if he didn’t accept a move to London. Faubert’s agent Philippe Sol said: ‘West Ham’s offer was substantially more and Julien was given an ultimatum by Bordeaux — West Ham or nowhere’

You Tube clips here

looks quality ;-)

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