Sulejmani keen on Hammers deal
Ajax striker Miralem Sulejmani claims Martin Jol has blocked the opportunity to join West Ham on loan.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 22/07/10 7:38am
Ajax striker Miralem Sulejmani claims coach Martin Jol has blocked the opportunity to join West Ham United on loan.
Hammers boss Avram Grant has targeted a move for the Serbian as he looks to improve his attacking options after taking over at Upton Park.
Sulejmani had been lined up on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, but Jol halted the 21-year-old's switch to the Premier League.
Jol reportedly feared he would lose Luis Suarez and did not want to see Sulejmani also leave Ajax on the back of several other key players moving on over the summer.
The 21-year-old is unhappy with Jol's decision, although the transfer could yet materialise due to Fulham's interest in appointing the Ajax coach.
Sulejmani, who was left out of Serbia's World Cup squad, is keen to join the Hammers and is baffled by Jol's reluctance to sanction his departure.
"I really don't understand why Jol has vetoed my move," Sulejmani told AD Sportwereld.
"It looks like he's trying to ruin my career. I was looking forward to relaunching myself at West Ham.
"Avram Grant sees me as a big talent and I'm keen to make a fresh start elsewhere."