Hammers could face Savio

savio-682_1377330aWest Ham could face Savio in the Europa League third round.  Savio Nsereko signed for PFC Beroe Stara Zagora earlier this year who face FK Atlantas Klaipedia  on Thursday night in the first qualifying round of the Europa league.

West Ham previously carried out investigation into the £8.3 million transfer of Savio Nsereko from Brescia in January 2009. Savio made just one Premier League start during a seven-month spell at West Ham “The deal is something I’m investigating,” Karren Brady said in her Sun Football Diary column in the Sun in November 2012. “Just before this board took over, the club paid a huge amount to Brescia for the German Under-21 who took part in a handful of matches and then departed for Fiorentina at a fraction of the price.”

Savio was once hailed “the talent of the century” in German football circles, when Savio Nsereko won the 2008 European Youth Championship under coach Horst Hrubesch. He was sold to Fiorentina for a reduced fee of £3m according the Telegraph, with Manuel da Costa going the other way as part of the deal. West Ham retained the rights to 50 percent of the player’s sell-on fee. Manuel Da Costa who later had personal problems of his own was sold by West Ham for 1.5 million Euros.

Savio never broke into Fiorentina’s first team and in January 2010 was loaned out to Bologna. In July 2010, he was sent back to Germany, joining 1860 München on a season loan; the loan agreement was however cancelled in October, after the player was reported missing for a week before being found at his sister’s place.He was later loaned to Juve Stabia but after only one game with the club, Savio was reported missing once again in 2011.

In 2012 it is claimed he called his family from Thailand telling them he had been abducted and demanding a sum of 3,000 euros (£2,400). However, police arrested him after becoming suspicious at the small ransom demand. He later claimed it was a misunderstanding.

In 2013 he was back in the headlines for the wrong reasons. According to German website Bild.de he stole a watch from his own team-mate, Salvatore Amirante, who was recovering from a knee injury while playing in the German regional leagues with FC Viktoria Koln.

Since then Savio has played for a number of obscure football teams around the world.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

29 comments on “Hammers could face Savio

  1. He was one crazy transfer.Lots of brown envelopes in airports & motorway services involved in that one i reckon 😉

  2. Bottom line is he wasn’t very good, still isn’t by all accounts.

    I think we might just have enough about us to nullify his threat lol

  3. If we’re to face Cliff Lazerenko the Daves will have to get their chequebook out again,on the brief time I saw him he reminded me of a Jack Russell chasing a ball except a JR has more ball skills lol
    On a side note I quite liked Manuel De Costa had a bit about him and good spirit.

  4. Ahhh youre still on this sh*t site with more articles than readers & comment makers then fobyac.Good 😉

    • I said my bit…you said yours.

      Why keep it going?

      • Because 1)i was joking & 2)i said ‘good’ that you you still are posting.Unless of course you are in the mood to argue again then thats fine with me 😉

    • Not that I get involved in these petty arguments as I think both Claret and Hugh and WestHamTilldie.com both have their place in the West Ham online community. Claret and Hugh is the most read blog/site outside of the official site peaking at 93,000 visitors one day last week. Over 1.8 million pages have been viewed in June so far with two days to go.

      Not bad for a site with more articles than readers and comments 😉

      Just saying lol

      • Lol,you enjoyed writing that Sean,just admit it,haha,Good enough.
        Sh*t site,no fans,sh*t site,no fans!!! 😀

      • Hahaha remember karma and chi Radai. Nice one Sean better check your balls they might be getting very dark soon lol

      • There are a lot of articles though Sean 🙂

        Just saying

      • OMG… so all these people read all the crap I write… sorry Italy… lol

  5. Why since BFS HAS DEPARTED have so many wetyourpants fans decide to post on this site,
    Is it because there is a limited amount of members of the wetpants masons ?
    Now back to the ex rubbish hammer,
    If that’s what we have to beat to move forward in the competition we are minted

  6. Lol,no comment bubs,i am abstaining from any wetpants v c&h debate today.Sunday Bloody Sunday has gone,lol 😉

  7. Agreed Radai it’s fun day Monday now lol

  8. Watch & learn boys,your skills are neanderthal like!!,lol 😀

    • Why did I watch that lol

      I could argue with that bloke all day long 🙂

    • Most factual line ever in that vid about arguing ‘men forget the past,women never do’ 😉

    • I’ll have you know I was a consultant on that project,it was a plan hatched up West,regret selling the format to America,they’re most uncouth lol
      No offence Navajo

  9. None taken Quicks, but remember the nobility in the indigenous savage and all…

    • Hahaha they must call you eagle eye Navajo,I always try to be respectful not always successfully. Whether you’re indigenous or not you’re definitely no savage lol

Comments are closed.