Thursday, June 24, 2021

West Ham’s Ljungberg in Roma link

West Ham have offered Swedish captain Fredrik Ljungberg to Serie A side Roma despite the fact that Ljungberg’s agent has rejected reports that West Ham will let him leave, according to Sky Sports.

Rumours had suggested that West Ham were ready to pay off Ljungberg in order to terminate the Swedish wingers’ contract, however rumours now suggest that West Ham are keen to make up the money they bought the player for- around £3 million- and look to sell the player.

West Ham are known to be under pressure to cut the club’s high wage bill and the ex-Arsenal star’s wages are believed to be around £70,000-a-week. However, Roma themselves are currently in financial constraint and may find it hard to match Ljungberg’s wages as well as affording the £2.5 million price tag.

Ljungberg, 31, managed to get over a recent injury scare to travel to the 2008 European Championships, where he will captain the Sweden squad in Group D.

Ljungberg managed to become a cult hero at Arsenal during his time with the London club, and his impressive form during Arsenal’s 2002 double winning season. Since joining West Ham the winger made 28 appearances, scoring twice.

[Source: Sky Sports]

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