These things don’t happen by accident and the signing of Cheik Kouyate to an improved five year deal comes at the perfect time as the Hammers go on a final top four assault.
ClaretandHugh revealed weeks ago that the club was going to sort out a new deal for the inspirational midfielder which you can check out here https://www.claretandhugh.info/irons-set-to-complete-two-more-deals/
Now – bang on target – David Sullivan has yet again done the business and with the Dimi Payet deal also completed , only Lanzini remains.
That the timing of the Kouyate deal should come ahead of the game at the Bridge is brilliant psychology and the reaction will be felt right across the dressing room.
Payet…Kouyate…these are top top players who are committing to the new force in British football not for a couple of years but five and probably beyond.
Lanzini will be on board within the next few weeks and West Ham – as of course – we all know have a squad to dream of and others will be coming in this summer.
Today’s match at the Bridge can again how the world just where the Hammers are and where they are going and the team news is that Sam Byram could return to the first team against Guus Hiddink’s men.
Both James Collins and James Tomkins are injured while Victor Moses is ineligible to play against his parent club.