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Obiang was counting on staying in the Premier League

Former Hammer Pedro Obiang has revealed he planned on staying in the Premier League for another two years before he was sold by West Ham

Talking to Italian website  www.ilsecoloxix.it  Obiang said: “I was counting on staying in the Premier for another couple of years. But then came this proposal from Sassuolo who strongly believed in me and their trust in me gratified me a lot”

Asked how close it was on returning to Sampdoria he added “I had also concretely demonstrated my will. I tried to move then nothing was done. Maybe I was too old for the team”

The former Hammer moved to Italy in 2018 for a £7 million fee with add-ons based on appearances.  Obiang and his wife whose wife was expecting a child  reportedly told West Ham they were desperate to move back to Italy despite him having three years left on his contract.

The 27-year-old midfielder spent four years in east London, joining the club in summer 2015 from fellow Serie A team Sampdoria.  He played 116 times in claret and blue, scoring three times – including the club’s goal of the season in 2017/18 with an unstoppable 30-yard drive against Spurs at Wembley Stadium.

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

One comment on “Obiang was counting on staying in the Premier League

  1. Unfortunately, we had the inept past his sell-by date Pellegrini in charge. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and we should’ve left him in China.

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