Arguably West Ham’s ‘worst transfer’ XI of all time
West Ham have a strong tradition in the footballing world having given our country the likes of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. They belong in the Premier League and that’s where they’ve returned after Sam Allardyce led his men to promotion last season, albeit via the playoffs.
The Hammers have made some decent looking signings so far, bringing in the likes of Alou Diarra¸ Modibo Maiga and Jussi Jaaskelainen in a bid to avoid returning to the Championship. They will have to hope these signings fare a little better than some that have come before them, indeed West Ham aren’t exactly known for their frugal spending and their bargain signings. Too often, big wages (and long contracts) and transfer fees have been thrown at players either past their best or who were never good enough in the first place. That policy hasn’t exactly worked and therefore the club has witnessed numerous players take to the field at Upton Park not fit to lace the boots of some of the all-time greats. We take a look at the worst West Ham transfer XI since the Premier League began.