Sinclair Set To Stay

Last updated : 18 April 2002 By Mike Reich
Sincs: Going East?
When Trevor Sinclair submitted his transfer request earlier this season, it brought out the correct reaction from the Hammers faithful: they cheered him even harder.

Since then, he has earned several England caps under Sven Goran Eriksson, and is a contender for a World Cup place, and has announced his intent to stay at Upton Park.

He has even gone so far as to enter into discussions with the club about a new contract. He spoke to the club's site about these ongoing developments:

"Basically I have been in negotiations with West Ham, looking at my situation, and hopefully we can come to some agreement between now and the end of the season - or through the summer - that will suit all parties.

"That would mean me staying at the club and happy with the club's ambitions, and hopefully we can sort out signing a new contract in the next few weeks. I'm very happy with what Glenn has done. He has come in and he has steadied the ship, he is a pleasure to work with, and everyone gets on well with him."

This is good news for West Ham. Glenn needs to build on the squad this summer, and the board must give him suitable fuinds (at least double figures) to purchase new players, without selling any essential players. It remains to be seen how much faith the board have in Glenn though.