Ex-Sheffield United and Everton player confirms West Ham bids for his son who currently plays for EFL side
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West Ham United had a contract offer rejected by Sheffield Wednesday starlet Bailey Cadamarteri two years ago, according to his father in a recent interview.
Having made a good impression in the Owls’ youth ranks, Cadamarteri is now waiting to make a splash in their senior team - but his career could have taken a much different trajectory, says Danny Cadamrteri.
Danny Cadamarteri led a nomadic career during his time as a professional footballer. He turned out for clubs such as Everton, Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers - he retired in 2014 after spending 18 years in the game. Additionally, he also made a handful of appearances on the international stage for England’s U18s and U21s.
What did Danny Cadamarteri say regarding his son?
Speaking with The Football League paper, Cadamarteri said [via The Star]: “Bailey is an old-fashioned number nine who can also run in behind. He’s 6 feet, 1 inches [tall] and spent time with the first team in pre-season, having played a cup game last season.
“The Championship is a huge step up, but I also think fans want some excitement and he’s now in and around the first team squad. He’s a good finisher, as he’s been showing for the U21s... West Ham made bids for Bailey two years ago but they were turned down and he’s now on a long-term contract.”
Would Bailey Cadamarteri have been a good signing for West Ham United?
West Ham currently have two senior team strikers on their books - Danny Ings and Michail Antonio. In addition to this, despite being just 18 years of age, Divin Mubama also plays in the first team from time to time.
Given his father’s description of him, Cadamarteri would have likely been an excellent fit at the London Stadium under the tutelage of David Moyes. The Scot loves to utilise physical, hard-working forwards - the Leeds-born boy fits the bill in this respect.