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Neill wanted to stay at West Ham

Lucas Neill's agent Darren Jackson has revealed how the defender wanted to remain at West Ham but the club could not meet his wage requirements. The Hammers skipper turned down a new contract offer and declared he would exit the East London club, albeit with a heavy heart.

"Lucas is very disappointed," insisted Jackson.

"He did hope to stay at West Ham and he has enjoyed his time there.

"West Ham felt their offer was fair, but it was significantly less than what he was currently earning, so we didn't feel it reflected his value to the club considering his performances."

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