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David Moyes West Ham striker target Andrea Belotti snubs Newcastle and infamous Al Hilal
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David Moyes West Ham striker target Andrea Belotti snubs Newcastle and infamous Al Hilal

David Moyes West Ham striker target Andrea Belotti has snubbed a lucrative move to both Newcastle and the infamous Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

There are frosty relations between West Ham fans and Al Hilal.

The mega rich Riyadh club is infamous for throwing huge money at players in a bid to lure them to the footballing backwater that is the Saudi Pro League.

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And they stole David Moyes target Matheus Pereira from under West Ham’s nose back in August.

The Brazilian playmaker, 25, took the surprise decision to chase the money in the prime years of his career rather than move to West Ham and continue to shine in the world’s best league.

A couple of months later Al Hilal signed longstanding reported West Ham target Moussa Marega too on big wages.

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Newly minted Newcastle meanwhile are being linked with the world and its wife as they use their Saudi riches to try and sign players to keep them in the Premier League.

But it appears the Saudi big bucks on offer from Newcastle and Al Hilal side does not have the pull when it comes to alleged West Ham target, Italian striker Belotti.

Earlier this season there were reports that Belotti WANTS a move to West Ham if Moyes makes a bid to his club Torino in January.

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Reported West Ham striker target Andrea Belotti snubs Newcastle and infamous Al Hilal

Many West Ham fans love the idea of the club signing the Italian international as Moyes seeks another striker in the January transfer window.

Newcastle are desperate for a striker too, particularly after injury-prone Callum Wilson was ruled out for another two months.

When the likes of Newcastle or Al Hilal are on the scene offering huge sums of money and long contracts to players, the likes of West Ham could be blown out of the water financially.

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But it seems Belotti is refreshingly more interested in the football than the finances.

That’s after news broke last night claiming the Torino captain had snubbed both Newcastle and Al Hilal (Sky Sport Italia and TeamTalk).

Torino are said to have accepted an offer from Al Hilal but the reports claim Belotti said no and wants to end the season with them before picking his next destination. Al Hilal were reportedly offering the Moyes target £6.25m per year on a four-year deal.

The snub means that if West Ham boss Moyes is still interested in the striker then he may be able to pick up a bargain in the summer for the right reasons.