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Green wants out

Filed: Thursday, 23rd June 2011
By: Staff Writer

Robert Green has signalled his intentions to quit West Ham this summer, according to his young deputy.

31-year-old Green's immediate future has been the subject of much speculation since West Ham were relegated from the Premier League last month.

He had been widely tipped to move to Aston Villa last month, although that deal is said to have fallen through - for the time being, at least - as a result of Gerard Houllier's unexpected departure.

Fans' hopes of keeping the England goalkeeper at the club were further diminished yesterday when Sam Allardyce admitted that he expects to lose the services of Green, along with fellow internationals Scott Parker and Carlton Cole, prior to the start of the 2011/12 Championship campaign.

And now his number two at the Boleyn Ground, Marek Stech, has also indicated that Green will leave the club shortly - a situation that would considerably boost his own chances of first team football.

"Green wants to stay in the Premier League [and has] reportedly had an offer from Aston Villa," the 21-year-old told Czech website Pravo. "I am full of optimism. For me it's advantageous that we're not among the elite as I have a better chance.

"In the reserve games I've played well and pushed Green in training. He had an operation and problems plagued him after the treatment of pain. It was almost my time, but I just didn't get a chance [at the time]."

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by Greeno's mum, apparently
03:41PM 25th Jun 2011
''Let the man speak for himself. This lot shouldn't be banging on about Green. Totally unprofessional.''

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