Previous
US Pescara
Palermo
2
0
FT
Game Details
Ecuador U20
United States U20
3
3
FT
Game Details
France U20
Honduras U20
3
0
FT
Game Details
Vietnam U20
New Zealand U20
0
0
FT
Game Details
Saudi Arabia U20
Senegal U20
0
2
FT
Game Details
Esteghlal
Al-Ain
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Al-Ahly
Al Ahli
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Ranking Africa's Premier League flops

Football
Read

Hammers snubbed Caicedo for alternative deal

West Ham United opted out of a loan deal for Manchester City starlet Felipe Caicedo, not because of an administrative error, but because they are hoping to secure an alternative player.

• Blog: Right-back where we started from

Ecuador international Caicedo agreed personal terms, underwent a medical at Upton Park and looked set to join the Hammers on a season-long loan with an option for a permanent transfer next summer for £1 million, but West Ham pulled the plug at the last minute.

FA rules state that Premier League clubs can only loan two players from other English clubs and with Tal Ben-Haim taking up one spot, West Ham are eager to have a space available should a high-profile deal become possible.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan explained: "We wanted to keep our last English loan open in case there are any last minute deals. Foreign loans do not count in the two."

Caicedo, 21, was bought for £7.1 million two seasons ago, but is not part of Roberto Mancini's plans. City were happy for him to go to Upton Park on a season long loan.

Reports in the UK press claim that West Ham are eying up a swoop for unsettled Liverpool forward Ryan Babel instead.

Meanwhile, Soccernet can confirm that the Hammers want to take Inter Milan's Victor Obinna on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.