West Ham United Agree Fee With Lazio For Goran Pandev

goran_pandev1In a surprising twist to this particular Lazio saga, English outfit West Ham United are believed to have agreed a fee for the Biancocelesti’s Macedonian forward, Goran Pandev.

According to calciomercato.com, the Roman club have reportedly accepted West Ham’s offer of an initial € 5million. Should Pandev move on from the Hammers in a year or two, Lazio would receive 50 per cent of the transfer fee.

It would be an ideal solution for president Claudio Lotito, who risks losing Pandev on a free transfer next summer, when the players’ contract expires. The Aquilotti patron is also fighting to keep Lazio’s reputation intact as the club squabbles with Pandev over the forward’s future in Rome.
Sporting director Igli Tare was recently forced to tell the media that “there is no case about [Lazio] bullying [Pandev]”, as the 26-year-old tries to secure his release from the club.

A move to Zenit St. Petersburg broke down earlier this summer, but time is beginning to run out for Pandev to move before the transfer window closes. If these reports are on the mark, Pandev could line-up for Gianfranco Zola’s side against Blackburn Rovers next weekend.


~ by footballdirecta on August 24, 2009.

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