Former Real Madrid defender Pavon training with West Ham

17 November 2011 07:58
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed he is running the rule over former Real Madrid defender Francisco Pavon.[LNB] The 31-year-old, a free agent after leaving French side Arles-Avignon, has been training with the Hammers after they were hit with a spate of injuries.[LNB] Hammers time: Francisco Pavon (right) is trying to secure a deal[LNB] 'We have had a look at him in training,' said Allardyce.[LNB] 'But the problem is that he hasn't had a club since the start of the season so it's a question of how long it would take him to get up to speed. We might need someone against Coventry, as quickly as that.[LNB] 'We have a three-game week coming up and we might need someone for that. Ability-wise, Franco would certainly be capable but physically, because he hasn't had a club for a while, that fitness is way down. We haven't written it off yet.'[LNB] Allardyce has already failed in a loan move for Arsenal defender Sebastien Squillaci.[LNB] Spurs' accountants had illegal copy of Brady's phone records during stadium disputeCole eyes emotional East End homecoming to represent Team GB at Olympics[LNB] [LNB]

Source: Daily_Mail