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Midfielder talks about his West Ham departure

Hammer Carlos Sanchez says he has always dreamt about playing for his native Columbia but he is not thinking about that for now for his next move.  The 34-year old’s contract with West Ham is due to end on 30th June with little chance of a contract extension.

Sanchez was a surprise free transfer under Manuel Pellegrini in August 2018 but the Colombian has made just 17 appearances for the Hammers plagued by injury and lack of form.

Although he was a free transfer, the Hammers forked out around £3m in agent fees and a signing on bonus plus another £7m in wages over his 24-month contract costing West Ham over £588,235 per appearance.

Speaking to Caracol Radio in Colombia the former World Cup player said I  have always dreamed of playing in Colombia and going abroad, but I was given the opportunity in Uruguay and I grabbed it”

Asked whether he would return to Colombia when his contract with West Ham ends he replied: “I wouldn’t say no, but right now we’re not thinking about going back to Colombia. But you never know,” 

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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

4 comments on “Midfielder talks about his West Ham departure

  1. I don’t blame Carlos Sanchez – I think that the blame goes to Pelle and Husillos – Sanchez was a failure at Aston Villa – so a little bit of homework would have led them to try elsewhere – and this was a crucial position after Kouyate left to Palace (I still miss him) and then this season Obiang also left. Souceck is an excellent signing – but about 18 months too late.

    Hopefully he can still keep us up …

    COYI

    • Pretty well the same as zahama says really and I thought the signing of Sanchez is also partly to do with cheap buys or loans as pelle also I think told not much left to get in quality players so your left with looking at these cheap but always finished up expensive players. So on e again if your not given enough cash to be allowed looking at reputedly top players then shut shop and bring in the home grown youth were bringing on in our academy.

  2. Cant wait to see the back of him

  3. Didnt know he was from the states ⚒😂😂 Is that the regional team from DC? 😂😂😂😘

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