Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Gold eyes Green


Filed: Sunday, 20th May 2012
By: Staff Writer


David Gold has admitted that one of his key priorities now a return to the Premier League has been achieved is to retain the services of England goalkeeper Robert Green.

Gold, talking to the BBC following yesterday's historic 2-1 win over Blackpool confirmed that Green - who is out of contract this summer - was certain to leave had West Ham not been promoted, but now hopes that the England goalkeeper will have a change of heart with United back in the top flight.

"I am confident that we can keep Robert," said Gold. "He is a world-class goalkeeper and his salary would be commensurate with that, but now that we are in the Premier League we can sit down with him.

"There was no way we could keep him in the Championship in the second year after relegation by paying him his value. But negotiations will start straight away."

The 32-year-old Green, who was signed by Alan Pardew for 2million from Norwich City six years ago has now made 241 appearances for West Ham.



Related News

   arrow   Andy Carroll out of World Cup squad [12th May 2014]
   arrow   The KUMB Readers' Awards XVII [25th Apr 2014]
   arrow   KUMB.com Reader's Awards XVI - 2012/13 season [20th May 2013]
   arrow   Two days and counting [30th Aug 2012]
   arrow   Carroll bid goes in [27th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Green's tribute [21st Jun 2012]
   arrow   Green joins QPR [21st Jun 2012]
   arrow   Today's transfer rumours [12th Jun 2012]
   arrow   Transfer latest [6th Jun 2012]
   arrow   Jussi deal done [2nd Jun 2012]


Your Comments


comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Hammers return to Portugal
West Ham United have confirmed they will be taking part in the Guadiana Tro...more
Three Years Ago
Sam: I'm here to win the league
Sam Allardyce insists that nothing less than promotion will be an acceptable return from his first s...more
Five Years Ago
Beijing Guoan 0 West Ham Utd 2
West Ham ended their trip to China with a win against locan side Beijing Guoan at the Worker's Stadi...more