Max Gradel turned down West Ham in January

St Étienne’s versatile attacker Max Gradel has told our colleagues at But! about what really went on during transfer deadline day in January of this calendar year, and how he nearly signed with West Ham United, on loan.

He had the following to say: 

“I went to London thinking I was about to be loaned. However, when I got there, West Ham told me they wanted me to sign a four year deal. As the club looked like they could be relegated, I preferred not to take any risks.”

“Next season? I am not asking myself any questions. I am here, I play. Am I playing these matches like they are my last here? No. I have another year to run in terms of contract. England, it is a very wonderful country. It is there where I burst onto the scene. I intend to play there again, but, when, I don’t know.”

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