Report suggests the two reasons why Atiba Hutchinson failed to join West Ham

Besiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

The Canadian was heavily linked with a move to West Ham this summer.

Besiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam LallanaBesiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

Reports in Turkey this week have suggested why West Ham United failed in their bid to secure a deal for Canadian international Atiba Hutchinson this summer.

West Ham were keen to sign the utility player, who Slaven Bilic knew well from his time as boss of the Turkish club.

However, no deal ever came about and according to Kral Spor the 33-year-old decided to stay in Turkey after a direct interception of the deal from Besiktas president Fikret Orman and a pay-rise.

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The experienced player, who has 76 caps for the Canadian national team, has now reportedly upped his salary to €1.5 million from €1 million at the club – convincing him of Besiktas’ desire to keep hold of the West Ham target.

The Hammers seemingly wanted the player to fill the role of utility player at the Olympic Stadium – as he is capable of playing central midfield and in both full-back positions. Unfortunately, it would seem fairly unlikely a deal will now come off.

That ability to drop in at left-back would have been very helpful now, considering the injury to Aaron Cresswell.

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