Icelandic footballer Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen will probably join English football club West Ham later this week; his former club Barcelona has accepted West Ham’s offer. The only issue left to settle is Gudjohnsen’s salary.
According to Bladid, it is highly unlikely that the footballer and the board of West Ham, which is owned by Icelandic businessmen, will not reach an agreement on his salary, but even if they don’t, Gudjohnsen will not stay with Barcelona.
Icelanders were dissatisfied with Gudjohnsen’s performance last winter as captain of the Icelandic team and he did not score many goals with Barcelona last season where he served as substitute, but he did not get many chances to prove his worth either.
Gudjohnsen has often said that he likes living in Spain and that he is prepared to fight for his place in Barcelona, but evidently he did not manage to convince Barcelona’s manager Frank Rijkard last season that he was worth holding onto.
According to the British media, Gudjohnsen was sought after by a few local football clubs: Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle, but West Ham is probably where he will end up.
The club played poorly last season, and was almost relegated from the English Premier League, but managed to stay afloat with a last-minute victory. West Ham began this season with a loss on Saturday.
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