Kia Joorabchian is best remembered by West Ham United fans as the man who brought Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to East London.
That saga saw the birth of a Hammers cult hero in Tevez.
But it also sullied West Ham’s good name and landed the club with a bill of £18million in compensation to Sheffield United and a record £5.5million fine from the Premier League.
Kia strikes again?
Well it looks like Joorabchian is back and he could be meddling in a new West Ham transfer deal.
The Hammers have been consistently linked with a move for PSG outcast Layvin Kurzawa.
The France defender can play both right-back and left-back. Both positions – particularly on the right – is where West Ham boss David Moyes needs reinforcements.
Hammers rival Arsenal for Kurzawa – report
The Daily Star has claimed West Ham are ready to rival Arsenal with a £6million bid for Kurzawa, who is available on a free transfer in the summer.
But West Ham’s hopes could be dashed by Joorabchian according to French outlet RMC Sport.
“The player recently joined up with agent Joorabchian, who, since Raul Sanllehi’s rise within the club (Arsenal), has largely taken control of transfer dealings – (he was) behind the appointment of Edu as technical director, signing of David Luiz etc),” RMC Sport reports – as also reported by Get French Football News.
Moyes still has problems to solve
West Ham have solved one problem in their squad with the return of Darren Randolph.
But Moyes needs a full-back, midfielders and a striker if he is to help push West Ham up the table.
The Hammers currently sit 16th, one point off the drop zone.
And they face a nightmare run of fixtures against revitalised Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City and Liverpool twice.