We all know that Upson's and Green's futures in claret and blue may be in doubt as their contracts soon is ended and they both seem to leave for finishing a career with a top-four club (Upson) or abroad (Green). At least those rumours haven't been crushed by the players themselves. Or the Club. So this we know. But to lose Behrami and Diamanti would be a disastrous act, as it's not only as a declaration of war against Zola, but also against the fans. We all know about the financial situation - as Sullivan has repeated in the journals every day since he arrived – and we know that the club has to act. But by selling two of our most popular and important players would be against all sense. We do not have anyone else like Diamanti! Noone else can close down games with his free kicks! If he continues like this he will get the status of an Hammers icon.
Please, let this just be - as I suppose is the case with poor paid Collison - a part of the negotiating process. Otherwise Sullivan will have no friend's left. And as Joppe has speculated about here earlier, Zola will leave rather sooner than later.
I doubt anyone will renew their season tickets this summer if Burt's article is telling us the truth. We may have to clean our debts, but not by selling these players!
To read Burt's article read HERE.