Pedro Obiang has insisted he will fight for his place at West Ham this season despite being tipped for a summer exit over concerns about regular game time last season.
Speaking to Argentian journalist and friend, Borga Matias from Seattle yesterday on twitter Obiang said: “I am trying to earn a place here (at West Ham) and learn football. I think this year will be very good.”
The vast majority of West Ham supporters also want Pedro Obiang to stay this season, a poll conducted by Claret and Hugh last month revealed that eighty-one per cent of Hammers fans think Obiang should stay and fight for his place.
Although Obiang had 24 appearances last season, he started in just eleven of these and he remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes on just six occasions. The 24-year-old joined the Irons from Serie A side Sampdoria last summer on a five-year contract for a transfer fee believed to be £4.3 million.
Great news and a great attitude from Pedro, I really hope Slav finds a formation that allows Pedro to flourish he is a very classy midfielder who most want to see in our midfield I am personally not convinced that is in the same team as Noble but am willing to be proved wrong.
He has the hammer bug !!
Proper bloke , wants to stay , which will please the supporters big time . Good on him .
He’s a good lad. Great attitude, like Antonio. Whenever he has come in he’s done a good job, but he does have better players in front of him. Nuckles down and does his speaking on the pitch.
One day, if he DOES choose to move on, I wouldn’t hold it against him. Good hearted…Deserves to do well.