Filed: Monday, 14th July 2008
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United are set to sign 15-year-old Pole Filip Modelski.
The young defender, 16 later this year was also said to be interesting Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool but opted to join the Hammers after spending a week on trial in London at the start of July, according to the website of his former club, Arka Gdynia.
The fee for Modelski is undisclosed but Arka are claiming it to be one of the most lucrative sales in their history.
Modelski is the third foreign youngster to join the Hammers since the end of last season following on from the capture of Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (Iceland) and Balint Bajner (Hungary).
Whilst United are yet to announce any major signings during this transfer window - making them one of only six Premier League clubs yet to do so - the signigs are a clear indication of the club's transfer policy as outlined at the end of last season.
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03:50PM 21st Jul 2008
''Why do people think Curbs mean challenging for Europe straight away? I think he means within a couple of years, and remember, West Ham don't have the financial power that Chelsea and such have, so signing promising youngsters who we can mold into the future of West Ham United is the next best thing.''
03:01PM 17th Jul 2008
''Im a WHU Lifer & always will be!
As a team we are strong But when us fans get behind our boys we can be UNSTOPPABLE!
I'm begging every Hammers Fan (and especially the boo boys) please, let's all get behind the boys and make this club GREAT AGAIN!
The world cup was won with West Ham Boys So lets show Cappello WOT WERE MADE OF!!!
We are the 12th player and we can beat anyone on the day, So stand tall and stand proud cos we are the HAMMERS ...
by Paul Smith
03:31AM 16th Jul 2008
''When are we going to sign a couple of big names ie a striker for the first team?''
11:56AM 14th Jul 2008
''Yey! Surely the best transfer for me at this moment - I'm a Pole, so having one at West Ham is the thing I've always dreamed about. Come on you Hammers (including one Pole)! :)''
09:42AM 14th Jul 2008
''This is great for the future but I am more concerned with the new season coming up because if Curbs thinks we have a team good enough to challenge for Europe when those above and around us will be strengthening then he and they are living in cloud cuckoo land.
Coupled with the fact that those who were injured last season have a history of injury and are likely to get injured again we need some investment in the first team if we are to get anywhere near a European place.
BG, stop pissing about and let's go get the players that can take us there - otherwise we are in for a tough season.''