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West Ham United striker Ricardo Vaz Te submits transfer request
11:38am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
West Ham forward Ricardo Vaz Te has revealed to Sky Sports News that he has handed in a transfer request after growing ‘frustrated’ with his role at Upton Park.
"In my ten years as a professional football player I have never submitted a transfer request nor issued a statement," Vaz Te told Sky Sports News. "However, I am frustrated at West Ham United Football Club."
The forward, signed from Barnsley in January 2012, has scored 13 league goals in 31 starts for the Hammers and struck the winner which won the club promotion back to the Premier League in the 2012 Play-Off final victory over Blackpool.
"Since I joined this football club on 31st January 2012 no other player has scored more goals than me in all official competitions to date,” explained Vaz Te.
"Despite this, it has been made obvious to myself and my representatives that I am not in the manager's plans.
"Therefore it is with a heavy heart that I submit a transfer request and look to join a club where my approach to the game will be appreciated."
Vaz Te scored three goals for the Irons in 18 Premier League starts last term in a season interrupted by injury.