Many West Ham United fans are calling on the club’s owners to follow up the impending signing of Said Benrahma by hiring one of Brentford’s departing recruitment consultants.
It comes after a deal worth up to £30million was struck between West Ham and Brentford and personal terms were agreed.
Hammers fans want recruitment consultant after Bees departure
But now many supporters are calling on David Sullivan and David Gold to sign departing Brentford recruitment consultant Nick Gearing.
That’s after the he announced he was leaving the Bees on Thursday morning.
Gearing was part of the recruitment setup at Brentford last season.
As a club Brentford are famed for identifying talent and turning a huge profit on them.
The club signed seven players for just under £11million and sold them on for a staggering total of £130million in recent seasons.
How West Ham could do with that kind of nous in their recruitment department.
Gearing is actively looking for a new opportunity in football.
Talent spotter actively looking for new club
“I’m leaving my role as Recruitment Consultant at Brentford FC after what has been an incredibly successful time there,” Gearing said on Twitter accompanied by a longer statement suggesting the Bees have been forced to make cutbacks due to the global health crisis.
“Any clubs looking for a scout or someone to set up a scouting/video network or organisation – I would be interested.”
I’m leaving my role as Recruitment Consultant at Brentford FC after what has been an incredibly successful time there.
Any clubs looking for a scout or someone to set up a scouting/video network or organisation- I would be interested pic.twitter.com/dayxVGBvDt
— Nick Gearing (@NickGearing1) October 14, 2020
West Ham fans have responded in great numbers urging Sullivan and Gold to move swiftly to hire Gearing.
They hope he could add a great deal to their own approach to recruitment.
West Ham’s scattergun, often incoherent, dealings in recent years have left a lot to be desired.
It is a major bone of contention between the fans and owners.
But one look at what Brentford have been doing across London is jaw-dropping.
Jaw-dropping success of a club who turned £10.8m investment into £130m
Ollie Watkins was signed for £1.8million and sold to Aston Villa for £33million.
Neal Maupay was also snapped up from France for £1.8m and sold to Brighton for £20m.
Andre Gray cost just £500k and was sold for £12m to Burnley.
Scott Hogan – a former Hammers target – was signed for £700k and sold to Villa for £12m.
Chris Mepham was picked up on a free from Chelsea’s youth team and sold to Bournemouth for £11m.
Esri Konsa cost £2.5m and was sold for £12m.
Benrahma’s impending move to West Ham will be worth up to £30m. He was signed for just £3.5m.
And Brentford’s left-back Rico Henry – another target for Prem clubs – is widely expected to be sold an eight-figure sum having arrived for £1.5m from Walsall.
Although Gearing had only been with the club for a year, his knowledge of how Brentford operate so effectively in the transfer market could be priceless.
West Ham fans believe Sullivan and Gold should not delay.
With Brentford on his CV it is unlikely Gearing will be out of work for too long.