"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you'll find you get what you need!" so sang Mick Jagger and recently Hammers fans have been waking up to the dawn of a new West Ham transfer reality, with the club actually achieving what they set out to do! The injury to Nayef Aguerd was a big set back. but the 'flow' of players coming in has become something of a torrent since the initial 'tepid' toe dipping when the transfer window opened.
The list reads like a footballing recruitment crime sheet of an offender who will never mend their ways despite all their "I promise I will Guvnor" protestations. Perennial offenders David Sullivan and David "I was born in Green Street" Gold, aided and abetted by the patroness of the dark arts herself Lady Brady, preceded over a litany of failures which veered between the ludicrous and the unlucky, the one thing all the signings had in common was a lack of due diligence in exchange for a bargain 'once in lifetime opportunity financed on the never' mentality.
West Ham open the season at home to premier league champions Manchester City, City will be parading their new signings and West Ham will be hoping to be able to put a team together! With that game a virtual write off much attention had been given to the club's 2nd fixture, away to newly promoted Nottingham Forest, well that game has taken on a whole new significance now that long term David Moyes transfer target Jesse Lingard has elected to join Forest instead of West Ham!
It’s easy to dismiss the Premier League for the constant failure of England to impact the international football stage or the continuous influx of foreign players, but nearly three decades after its launch the Premier League continues to set the stage for all others. This is because it generates the most excitement and wealth across the globe.
“Fate puts us on different paths” is what Argentinian national Paulo Dybala said on his social media post, confirming his departure from Italian giants Juventus F.C. this summer as a free agent.
With the soon-to-be free agent available on a free transfer this upcoming summer transfer window, a whole host of clubs are lining up for his signature these days. Above all, Chelsea F.C. and West Ham United reportedly could hold a crucial advantage over their rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
Paulo Dybala’s Highlights
Football deals at an elite level are seldom straight forward, as Hammers have found out to their cost in the past mainly due to the club's propensity for conducting their potential business far too much in the public domain, with the usual result being either another club 'sniping in' and nabbing the player, or the deal fizzling out showing just how inept and embarrassing the club's recruitment policy was.
Now there's needy and there's greedy and then there is needy and greedy, which category would most football fans fall within? The answer being the latter at almost EVERY club on the planet, so when there is even a sniff of West Ham 'splurging out' for a top player it is greeted with equal amounts of scepticism and enthusiasm as well as world weary realism by supporters who have seen and heard every smoke and mirrors trick in the book and some that are still yet to be added!
Wolves will accept a £10 Million bid for Adama Traore this summer, the pacy winger's contract expires in 12 months and the Midlander's want to get something now rather than nothing next year. Everton are showing a lot of interest but it is believed the 26 year old is holding out for a top four club or at least one playing in Europe.