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West Ham decline to sign Japan striker Maeda after unsuccessful trial

15 Jan

 

West Ham have decided against signing Japan international Ryoichi Maeda after the Jubilo Iwata striker underwent a short trial at the club’s Chadwell Heath training ground.

Maeda headed to London after being invited for a trial in December and spent three days being watched by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce and his team.

But the promotion-chasing east Londoners have decided against signing him up and have allowed him to return to his parent club.

Heading home: The Hammers have declined to sign MaedaHeading home: The Hammers have declined to sign Maeda

Iwata club president Hiroyuki Yoshino said: ‘We understand they were unable to agree terms.’

However, Maeda – who scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances last season – had high hoes this would be his chance of playing abroad.

Before his trial, he said: ‘At my age, this is likely my last chance to play overseas and I want to do everything possible to make it happen.’

Thanks, but no thanks: Allardyce will look elsewhere for more firepowerThanks, but no thanks: Allardyce will look elsewhere for more firepower

 
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