Chelsea slammed for making Enquiry, Havertz and Werner to kill premier League teams and Rice message sent, Rice message sent in news roundup..
Grimsby boss Ian Holloway is fuming with Chelsea they made enquiries over duo Louis Boyd and Ben Grist.
We spent some serious money in the transfer window bringing in players that would make an immediate impact on the first team, but there was also some speculation in the media that highly-rated Grist and Boyd were also on the shopping list.
But after reports emerged that the club made contact about possible deals, Holloway has opened up and slammed the club and Liverpool for making enquiries.
Speaking to Grimsby Live, he said: “Am I surprised at that? No I’m not surprised at that. Am I fuming about it? Yeah.
“These big wigs who want to take over football on the sly, they’ve already got rules passed that they’re category A clubs, and they can steal those lads off us very, very cheaply, because it suits them again doesn’t it?
“Those rules were passed by who? The academy set-up is run by people who have got enough money to have all those things in place to get a tick in the box for category A.
“They’ve all got it because they’ve all got the money, and that means they can take those boys off me. I want to play them when they’re 15 because they’re good enough, and when will they ever play for them? I’m going to have to wait and see.
“I knew it would be a risk, but I don’t really care, because I care about those boys and I want to get them in my team, and I’ll teach them as good as any one of those clubs will, if not better in my opinion.
“That’s what I’ll be telling their parents. Whether they listen to me I don’t know, but I can prove one thing. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
“Look at my goalscorers the other night – 19, 19 and 21. They might not all be mine, but I’m telling you I’m in the game to make all these young gentlemen fantastic people first and fantastic players.
“I can do it better than any one of those clubs, because a lot of their brilliant young lads aren’t in their team are they?”
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has praised Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner saying they will “kill” Premier League teams.
Havertz and Werner were signed in the summer window after impressing in the Bundesliga, but they have not really got going in that shirt so far in their careers in the Premier League, despite a number of decent performances.
But the pair put in some impressive performances at the weekend against Southampton, with Werner picking up two goals and Havertz one, and now Hasenhuttl has come out and told fans that these two will start to kill the Premier League
He said on the SUN: “I knew the moment would come that he scored his first goal in the Premier League. I hoped it would not be against us.
“When you give him space, it’s hard to defend against him. The first goal we made it too easy for him.
“It’s tough to defend against him. When you are not tight on Timo and Kai Havertz they will kill you.
“But I am really happy that Timo is in England and playing in the Premier League. He’s fantastic for the fans, but it’s good we took a point as otherwise I wouldn’t be so happy for him.”
Chelsea target Declan Rice has been urged to stick around and become West Ham’s very own ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’.
The Hammers held on to their best all-rounder in the transfer window despite growing interest from the club, with constant reports suggesting that he was the one player that Frank Lampard really wanted to sign in the transfer window.
However, Stuart Pearce, 58, believes in following your heart and not always your head to get the best out of your time as a player, and has urged the midfielder to ignore all the transfer speculation and stay at the Hammers
He was quoted on the SUN: “Put it this way, I’m probably testament to that. I played my football where I enjoyed playing football and turned money down to stay where I was happy.
“My biggest driver was probably playing for the national team. I get the same impression now with Dec — he is intensely proud of representing England.
“He’ll make his own decisions but we are lucky at West Ham to have a current captain called Mark Noble who has been here for a number of years and has shown great loyalty to the club.
“I like to think Dec will be at West Ham for years to come, leading the club on to success.”
Look, there has been alot said about the quality of Rice, and although the Hammers are having a decent start to the season, he is one player that is destined for the very top and if he stays at the Hammers, he may look back on his career when he retires and regret not making a big move.
Stamford Bridge is the move for him to make