Filed: Monday, 14th July 2008
By: Staff Writer
Bobby Zamora is set to sign for Fulham later today, according to reports.
The United striker has agreed personal terms with the Premier League outfit and is undergoing a medical this morning. Should that go without a hitch, he is expected to put pen to paper later today.
Fulham are thought to be ready to part with around £6million for the former Brighton and Tottenham striker, who joined the Hammers five years ago in a cash-plus-player deal that saw Jermain Defoe join Spurs.
Scott Duxbury, West Ham United's CEO confirmed last week that Zamora - and fellow Hammer John Paintsil - had been given permission to speak to Fulham after a deal worth around £6.5million for the pair was accepted by United.
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07:08PM 15th Jul 2008
''Sad but we need bigger and better players! Can we now get rid of Spector, Boa Morte, Quashie and Bowyer! Bring in some class like Gudjohnson and we will b back on track for Europe!
Curbs aint good enough either, bring in Bilic or someone with a bit more drive and won't waste our money on useless injury prone players!''
05:05PM 15th Jul 2008
''I really, really don't understand the logic behind this. Z man has so much to offer if only he got enough games, he has skill, he's strong, good in the air but even better - he loves West Ham and plays his heart out! And yet we keep players like Quashie on our books!?
Curbs, what the hell are you doing? Then you go release Nobby who I thought had another good season. If you had only played him more he too would have done more for us. I think you need to return to manage a Championship team because that's where you appear to want to end up.
Only trouble is, you'll be taking the best club and supporters in the world with you ... ''
by Peter Jackson
01:35PM 15th Jul 2008
''Sorry to see him go, yes. He's served us well in previous seaons i.e the Championship play-offs and FA Cup but has got too big headed for the club - doesn't like talking to the surpporters and signing just like Reo-Coker and Harewood were.
If we get £7 million for him it's a good result but I would'nt let Paintsil go as he has given 100% when he come on. Give him a chance at a full 90 minutes.
Other players that should go are Neill, Quashie, Wright, Spector, Davenport and even Ljungberg who's on 85 grand a week. Get players in that want to play for the club - not for the money ...''
08:08PM 14th Jul 2008
''Very sad to see him go, can't believe we are letting him go and keeping Carlton Cole. Zamora has saved us on more than one occassion and was one of the few players who tried for us and showed passion for the club when we needed it most!
Good luck Bobbby, I for one will be cheering you at Craven Cottage in September!''
01:00PM 14th Jul 2008
''I'm sad to see Bobby Zamora go. We could do with more players with his attitude. he's always given his all (which is now valued at 110% apparently).
If there was a choice between Bobby or one of the overpriced 'slaves' who grace our game with their diving skills, I'd have the Z-man in the team any time. ''
10:26AM 14th Jul 2008
''Farewell and good luck Bobby. Always sad to see a player who's also a fan go, but to be realistic he wasn't going to get more than a handful of games and has never really proved he can have a great whole season in the Prem. I hope he does well for Fulham, and I'm impressed with how much we are allegedly getting for him!
Great servant for the club, wasn't he ...''