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West Ham reportedly snubbed Aaron Ramsey deal on deadline day before Rangers switch
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West Ham reportedly snubbed Aaron Ramsey deal on deadline day before Rangers switch

West Ham alleged rejected the chance to sign Aaron Ramsey on deadline day before he ended up joining Rangers.

That’s according to a report from the Daily Star who claim that the Hammers were offered the 31-year-old before he made his move to Ibrox until the end of the season.

West Ham boss David Moyes failed to bring any new signings into the London Stadium in January.

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The Hammers’ attempts to strengthen their squad throughout the transfer window calumniated in complete failure on deadline day yesterday.

West Ham desperately needed to sign a striker and a centre-back in order to keep our top-four hopes alive.

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That obviously didn’t happen. We were seemingly offered plenty of players but Moyes just didn’t fancy them.

We apparently had a chance to bolster our central midfield ranks as well…

West Ham snubbed Aaron Ramsey on deadline day

The Daily Star reckon that the Hammers were offered the chance to sign the Juventus-owned midfielder until the end of the season on loan.

Ramsey ended up joining Rangers instead of course.

The 71-capped Wales international moving to Ibrox will be great for him. He is a great signing for Rangers as well as they look to win their second successive league title.

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At the same time though, West Ham were right to go nowhere near the injury-prone 31-year-old.

Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Ramsey has missed 332 days of action though injury (Transfermarkt).

The former Arsenal man earns £220k-a-week as well (Calcio Mercato). And you can bet your bottom dollar that Juventus wouldn’t have been so accommodating with covering his wages with us like they have been with Rangers.

The West Ham fans are furious this morning after the owners’ lack of activity in the transfer market throughout the month of January. And rightly so.

Signing Aaron Ramsey yesterday wouldn’t have changed anything though. Central midfield is a position where we are fairly well-covered at the moment and signing an ageing, injury-prone midfielder would have just rubbed further salt into the wounds of the Hammers’ fans.

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