There’s a report out there today that Newcastle United may be interested in West Ham’s Swiss wing back Valon Behrami, which we hope is not true.
Valon Behrami – Newcastle interested in this West Ham Swiss International?
The 25 year-old Swiss international is said to be considering putting in an official transfer request if the form of the West Ham side doesn’t improve soon – well how’s that for loyalty.
Rather than putting in a transfer request, maybe he should think about playing better for West Ham.
And it’s also reported that Italian sides Juventus and Roma are interested in the player, but with West Ham beating Wigan last weekend, maybe Valon’s already changed his mind about wanting away.
We’ve watched Behrami a number of times over the last couple of seasons, both for West Ham and Switzerland, and at best he seems an average player, and hardly the type of top class player Newcastle need, if they want to improve their current squad.
Behrami was born in Titova Mitrovica, Yugoslavia to Albanian parents in 1985, and they moved to Stabio, a village in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, when the boy was very young.
Valon was at Lazio from 2005 until he joined West Ham in 2008 on a five-year contract for a fee of around £5M, and the player has now played 28 times for Switzerland with a couple of goals.
As we said, we hope this report has no truth in it at all.