West Ham have no interest in either Danny Welbeck or Daniel Sturridge

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West Ham United have no interest in signing either Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck on free transfers this summer, per ClaretandHugh.

What’s the word?

The two strikers are available after leaving Liverpool and Arsenal respectively.

However, both players have had significant injury problems throughout their careers – Sturridge missed a total of 99 games at Liverpool, while Welbeck was absent for 123 matches at Arsenal.

And ClaretandHugh insists that the Hammers have no desire to sign two players with significant fitness woes.

History-bucking move

West Ham would have fallen hook, line and sinker for this a couple of seasons ago.

They have signed the likes of Samir Nasri, Alvaro Arbeloa, Ashley Fletcher and Jack Wilshere in recent transfer windows purely because they were available.

Now, of course, Wilshere may well turn out to be a masterstroke but the other three ranged from average to absolutely terrible.

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It could have been a similar story with either Welbeck or Sturridge.

They are both recognisable names who have played for big clubs despite having significant baggage.

Previously, the Irons would have taken them on regardless; that they are bucking the trend is a positive step ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

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