Steven Howard writes in this morning’s Sun that we are trying to buy Freddie out of his contract for … wait for it … £3 million. If he is to be believed we signed him on a four year contract at £85k a week! His 26 appearances this season (some of them as sub) have cost £160,000 a time, and his two goals £360,000 each. Nice.
The thing is, I never wanted us to sign Ljungberg. To me he was neither one thing nor the other. Neither an out and out winger, nor an out and out goalscorer. However, in the last few months he has surprised me and been far more effective than I ever thought he could be.
It is outrageous, though, that West Ham ever offered a contract like this to a player who is obviously past his prime.
UPDATE: The whole thing has been denied by Scott Duxbury HERE.