Ilan’s Hammers talks on hold
West Ham striker Ilan will not start thinking about opening talks
with the club over a long-term contract until the season is over.
After losing six straight games, the Hammers had looked
destined for relegation, but the forward has bagged two goals in
two games to help drag Gianfranco Zola’s side up to 16th in the
Premier League – four points ahead of Burnley.
The Brazil international is on loan from French cub Saint
Etienne until the end of the season and West Ham striker Carlton
Cole spoke recently of how pleased he was to be playing alongside
Ilan is confident that the Hammers will now be able to
maintain their top flight status but has warned that negotiations
about his future will have to wait until the season ends.
“We’ve produced a good performance at Everton and got a home
victory. We’ve got some momentum, we’re more together, more
confident about getting out of this situation,” Ilan told West
“I will do everything I can to help West Ham and then when
the season is over we will sit down and talk about the future.”