Reo-Coker requests transfer

Last updated : 26 May 2007 By Barney French

Following talks with the club the unpopular captain has asked to leave according to, his agent Tony Finnigan citing a lack of support from fans and an inability from the club to give him assurances about his future.

"I can confirm that Nigel Reo-Coker has officially handed in a transfer request with West Ham United football club," Finnigan told

"Nigel hopes his future will be resolved in the next few weeks."

" I am surprised that a 22-year-old Londoner who is captain of his club is being allowed to leave."

"At the end of the day he never felt wanted but I am sure he will have a bright future elsewhere."