West Ham is the right club for Diego Poyet?

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Can this Pirlo-esque playmaker truly succeed at West Ham?

Date: 8th July 2014 at 6:57pm
Written by Christy Malyan

It's not the first time an inspiring youngster has left my beloved Charlton Athletic for bigger and better things and it will unlikely be the last. The latest case of Addicks escapism being Diego Poyet, son of Sunderland boss Gus, deciding against renewing his Valley contract and instead agreeing terms with Premier League side West Ham. The move - in no small part due to Charlton receiving nothing more than a compensation package, most likely around the £500k mark, for the seven years' worth of investment of time and resources into the midfielder - has prized open sore wounds in South East London. Echoing the same controversial switch Jermain Defoe made back in 1999, many have labelled Poyet as the Addicks' latest Judas. I however hold a more realistic and rounded opinion. Before I beat you with a series of superlatives detailing the 19 year-old's  abilities, I will say this; it took just a matter of moments on the pitch for the Valley faithful to realise they were witnessing a special player. Dubbing youngsters as future stars is done only too willingly nowadays, especially in the lower tiers of English football. Yet there is something so ... Read More

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