With the imminent departure of Javier Hernandez to Sevilla in the next 48 hours West Ham will be left with just two strikers to remain fit until November.
The honeymoon period is now well and truly over for Manuel Pellegrini and he should not be exempt from criticism now he has entered his second season in charge.
Be careful what you wish for as David Gold often says.
West Ham’s first away game of the season has sold out to season ticket holders with 14 priority points or more earlier this week with a ballot for the remaining 10% carried out in a ballot yesterday. The sell-out has raised the same criticism again from some supporters who have 13 points or less who just missed out in the season ticket sale only to face a ballot with fans who have no points.
Continuous reports of more multi-million signings for the Hammers over the coming days and weeks this summer should be taken with a large pinch of salt. Last season Manuel Pellegrini stated publcily he prefers quality over quantity and with Pablo Fornals and Seb Haller signed this summer he has certainly got that.
Surprise, Surprise, Marko Arnautovic and his agent brother are ‘playing up’ again trying to re-engineer a mega wage move to China.
Socios announced more details about how the West Ham fan token will work yesterday setting the price at £1 per token outside the thousands they will give away for free.
Replacing strikers is now Pellegrini’s main summer priority but the age-old problem is how to keep them all happy is a big question.