Search

West Ham sign midfielder as departures seem likely

14:34 30 January 2014

Abdul Razak, Manchester City

Abdul Razak, Manchester City

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has strengthened his squad with the signature of Abdul Razak

Abdul Razak, Anzhi MakhachkalaAbdul Razak, Anzhi Makhachkala

The prospect of West Ham shipping out players before the end of the transfer window grew ever more likely today with the news that the club have brought another player to Upton Park in the shape of ivory Coast international midfielder Abdul Razak.

The 21-year-old former Manchester City player has signed on a short-term deal and that is set to trigger some departures from West Ham as they look to sort out their 25-man squad for the rest of the season.

Razak, who made his Premier League debut at the age of just 18, has five caps for his country and most recently played for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala, where he played in both Europa League clashes against Tottenham Hotspur.

The highly-rated midfielder does not seem to be a top priority on manager Sam Allardyce’s shopping list unless, of course, other players leave the club.

Alou Diarra is tipped to return to France, while the futures of Modibo Maiga, Ricardo Vaz Te and Mo Diame are all subject to speculation.

West Ham have now signed four players since the start of the window with loan captures Roger Johnson, Mario Borriello and Antonio Nocerino arriving before Razak.

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:29
Dagenham & Redbridge centre back Luke Pennell (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager down to bare bones at back after defender ruled out for much of season

Yesterday, 16:51
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Friendly: Bishop’s Stortford 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 5

Fri, 17:00
Roy Smith of Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Big week ahead for the Harrow Lodge Park club and Roy Smith is looking forward to playing in two important matches

Fri, 16:00
Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane. Pics: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Urchins manager discusses recent matches with Met Police, Southend Manor and Redbridge plus looks ahead to Hythe Town

Fri, 15:00
Harold Wood skipper Richard Brabner (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Wood skipper believes promotion race could come down to the wire

Fri, 14:00
Gidea Park captain Jamal Francis in bowling action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Rogers likely to stand in for promotion chasers once again

Fri, 13:00
Shahbaz Butt in batting action for Upminster at Woodford Wells (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Wicket-keeper missed last weekend, but is available again and has already struck one century against Southend this season

Fri, 12:00
Havering-atte-Bower in batting action during Saturday's derby with Noak Hill Taverners. Pic: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Broxhill Road club visit Purleigh this weekend hoping to close the gap between themselves and the top two in the division

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now