Despite barely playing for HSV in Germany this season following problems with the manager, Johan Djourou still regularly features for his national team, as he did in their 2-0 win against the Faroe Islands on Saturday.
With his contract at the Bundesliga side expiring at the end of the season, the defender is set for a free transfer somewhere, with West Ham a potential destination.
Over the course of the season, we’ve covered most of the news surrounding the Hammers’ target, even warning Slaven Bilic that he might be getting a troublemaker if things don’t go to plan, and a move to the London Stadium is still a real possibility.
Speaking to the player after his game with Switzerland, Blick asked him what his future held.
He said: “I have to decide carefully. So far, I wanted to concentrate on the game, but first I want to go on holiday with my family.”
Explaining it was ‘too early’ for a move to a league like the MLS, the former Arsenal centre-back wants to feature regularly somewhere relatively prominent as he wants to play in next year’s World Cup.
As for a move to West Ham? Blick say he replied “We’ll see” and smiled.
On a free, there are worse signings to make, but you’d hope Slaven Bilic would try and avoid a player who only made 16 appearances in all competitions last season.