Official: Sanchez signs

West Ham have officially confirmed the signing of Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

The experienced 32-year-old, who has 88 caps for his country, has joined the Hammers on a two-year contract from Italian club Fiorentina.

Carlos Sanchez told WHUFC.com “I’m very happy to be here. I’m very excited and looking forward to achieving lots,” said Sanchez, who becomes West Ham’s ninth summer signing. “I decided to come here because, first, it is the Premier League, second, it’s a beautiful club and the fans are always helping the club and, third, for me it’s an amazing opportunity and an amazing project the club are leading, being ambitious and keen to achieve good things.

“I’d like to thank all of the people, the whole club, for having me.”

“I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League,” he confirmed. “Previously, at Aston Villa, we started very well but sadly it didn’t end well, but I always maintained the same desire to return and here I am, with the same mission, with the same desire and dream and I’m very grateful to everyone at West Ham.”

About Sean Whetstone

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6 comments on “Official: Sanchez signs

  1. I’d like to see us keep hold of Oxford now. Give him a final chance to change his attitude and show what he can do. Put him in front of Sanchez in the pecking order and leave Sanchez as a last last resort.

    I see no harm in keeping him around and I feel this is his best chance of making it into the team (on a rotation basis in case of injury or fatigue) and proving his worth. If he still doesn’t show it, then let Sanchez come in, and ship Oxford off in January

  2. I liked him four five years ago. When he was playing for Elche he did very well. After that, he did not do anything exciting at Villa, and I lost track of him though I know he played in Italy.

    I did not like what I saw in the world cup. Headless reactions and those at the end cost his country an elimination (penalty after three minutes in the first game, for god’s sake, just let the ball go in and at least fight back 11 v 11, then the penalty everyone saw coming grabbing Kane). Not as quick as he used to be either. So trying to understand the reason for this signing and not DDK (Dendoncker) who is one for the future (and just signed at wolves…).

  3. Any ideas on the transfer fee and wages…?

  4. Was there a fee involved, or did I miss something?

  5. So we have signed 10 players – I think that is about the same number as we did 2 years ago under SLav in the first year at the LS – we had high hopes for Zaza, Nordveit Feghoulli and Goklan Tore (?)

    Let us hope this time it has a happy ending

    • I genuinely believe Slav was 90% of the problem, Nordveidt and Feghouli in particular were unlucky, imho Tore well best not mention that and as for Zaza by his own admission couldn’t handle the slack training, he said it was a culture shock after the attention to detail in Italy but took responsibility and did ok in Spain… MP sounds from what we hear like he has an attention to detail and plan for each player, time will tell and hope also Zahama that it has a happy ending the first 3 months look frightening on paper 🙂

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