Manuel Pellegrini lifted his first trophy as a Hammers boss – humble though the Betway Cup may be – and was more than happy with his team’s performance.
Robert Snodgrass starred and Toni Martinez scored as the Hammers lifted the Betway Cup in Austria against FSV Mainz this evening via one of those really tense penalty shoot outs. I jest!
Tonight’s game came too soon for Chicharito who just returned from his holidays after his World Cup duty in Russia but he has made the trip to Austria with the squad and has been involved in training with the first team posting ‘First session In’ on social media today.
The Betway cup featuring FSV Mainz 05 and West Ham will be shown in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Mexico, Netherland, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Portugal and the United States.
West Ham are to sign Portugal starlet Xande Silva in a deal worth up to £3.1million according to reports in Portugal.
Former West Ham transfer target Alfie Mawson is set to join Fulham in a deal that could cost the Premier League newcomers up to £20m. The defender’s departure from the Liberty Stadium has been anticipated since the club’s relegation in May with West Ham interested in the Summer.
West Ham have not given up hope in getting Domingos Quina to sign a new contract to stay at West Ham. He has only a year remaining on the contract he signed with West Ham in May 2016 which could see him leave on a free transfer with only a small compensation to the Hammers set by an independent tribunal.
Lukasz Fabianski may be suffering a hang ovcr from last season but he sees the cure as being not very far away.