Alvaro Arbeloa joins West Ham on a one-year contract and will wear the No5 shirt WHUFC.com have revealed tonight.
“I am really happy to be here in a great Club in a great league,” Arbeloa told West Ham TV. “I’m really happy to be back in England and, for me, it’s a great chance and I’m looking forward to playing with this side.The Stadium is amazing. It’s really nice and looks fantastic. Hopefully I’m going to see the Stadium full with all our fans and I’m really happy to be here.
“For me, this is a great chance to be back in England and in the Premier League, which is a fantastic league and I want to put myself here again. This is a big Club and a great Club with fantastic players and a great coach. Slaven wants to see me training as soon as possible. I was talking with [Croatia internationals] Luka Modric and Matteo Kovacic and they told me good things about the coach, so I want to work with him and hopefully I can learn a lot of things.”
So that’s it for the window isn’t it.Got our right back.A pretty good one too to be honest.In the twilight of his career but he is pretty versatile so could cover a number of positions in defence.Nice one.
Pretty much you’d think – I can’t really see the Valencia move coming off – that would be a right result – too much to hope for!
I can’t get my head round this Valencia deal.Is it some cruel joke by Sky & the media.Are they going to turn round at midnight & say ‘Gotcha West Ham fans,you didnt really think you could sell Biggins did you’ lol 🙂
Fk me we have signed pretty much a whole new team.
really pleased with this signing, still a top defender. Just get shot of biggins & job done 🙂
Biggins will go as far as us and Everton are concerned only for him to come back off international duty and us be told he never signed paper work and it has not gone through or he will get injured and that will kill the deal,
I can feel it in my water,
Alfaro comes from a small village 10 miles from where I drink
He has a younger brother and they both played for Valencia,
When he first played he was more of a Right sided CH and looked really good ,when he went to Real they made him into a RB and that is what Liverpoor needed when he went there,
But I think his best position may be a god sent as his cool head would be great next to Oggy,he is a great replacement for Tomo and gives Oxford and Burke a year more to mature
This should be a really good signing for us, he is better than the player we sold in his position, can also play left back if we have a need and hopefully will be a great mentor for Byram snd the other young players, effectively we have signed our most experienced player. It’s going to be fun watching the PL in the next few weeks with so many new players, we have a lot of winnable games, hopefully I will get a ticket in the ballot for the Watford game and I can see us first hand. If we can win that one and get some momentum could be we get right in amongst the European mix COYI !!!!
Yeah I think it’s a top signing.No marquee,no big signing but a clever one for one year imo
I thought he played left back ! Shows what I know !
A really good signing , as bubs said at c/h hext to Oggy will brill and keep byrum in check giving advice ? I hope he doesn’t dislodge byrum and has to cover Reid or Collins ! Its a + anyway you look at it , a good addition at the back. 🙂
Still gutted we sold Tonks, now just to rub it in they’ve given him the number 5 shirt as well 🙁 But a very shrewd acquisition nonetheless 🙂