West Ham launch Christian Benitez bid
West Ham owner David Sullivan has moved to snap up Christian Benitez after he was shown the door by Birmingham.
Sullivan brokered Ecuador striker Benitez’s season-long loan to St Andrews last summer when he was in charge at City.
But Blues have opted not to sign the 24-year-old for a pre-agreed £6.5m – as predicted by Mirrorsport on April 24.
Benitez has only scored four goals this term and Brum boss Alex McLeish wants Bobby Zamora or Carlton Cole instead.
That’s opened the door for Sullivan to contact Benitez’s club Santos Laguna.