Published On: Fri, Aug 30th, 2013

West Ham man reveals why he wants out

vazteWest Ham United winger Ricardo Vaz Te has submitted a transfer request after admitting he is ‘frustrated’ at Upton Park.

Vaz Te submitted the request two days after scoring for the Hammers in the Capital One Cup, and it is reported Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest are interested in the Portuguese star, according to Daily Mirror.


Vaz Te was the Hammers’ hero in the 2012 Championship play-off final after grabbing the winner against Blackpool.

Now, the winger is on the fringes at Upton Park, and with only one year left on his contract, he feels it may be time to leave.

The 26-year-old is down in the pecking order at Upton Park, with Matt Jarvis, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole all in front of the Portuguese star.

After submitting the transfer request, Vaz Te was reported by the newspaper as saying: “I am frustrated at West Ham.

“Last season I was asked to change positions for the team, even though I had just scored 24 goals.

“I followed my instructions to the best of my ability as the club always comes first.”

He added: “It is with a heavy heart that I submit a transfer request and look to join a club where my approach to the game will be appreciated.”


The transfer request of Ricardo Vaz Te has left several teams interested in his services.

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace and Cardiff, and Championship side Nottingham Forest, could all bid for him, according to the newspaper.

The Hammers are looking to get around £2million pounds for the winger, the newspaper claims, which is a cut down price as he is in the last 12 months of his contract.

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