According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham are willing to sell in-demand striker Craig Bellamy, but they’re holding out for £12m for the Welsh striker.
Yesterday, I reported that Aston Villa were interested in making an offer of £7m plus striker Marlon Harewood for Bellamy,
Of the clubs that have been linked with Bellamy, the £12m asking price would all but eliminate Celtic from the race. Aston Villa might prefer to stick to the cash/player swap for the sake of not overspending, but £12m is not out of their budget in the least.
That leaves Tottenham and Manchester City, both of whom are in need of a striker, and are more than equipped to shell out the £12m without a problem. The big question is though, whether or not they’d actually want to. I know West Ham no doubt want to make a profit on a player they spent £7.5m on in 2007, even though his goal totals might seem to warrant otherwise.
Is Bellamy worth £12m, or are the cash-strapped Hammers asking for too much for him?