West Ham have announced the signing of Colombian international midfielder Carlos Sanchez, but the Hammers fans on Twitter aren’t happy with the capture of the 32-year-old.
Sanchez was at Villa between 2014 and 2016, before spending the 2016/17 season on loan at Fiorentina and making the deal permanent last summer. While in the Premier League at Villa Park he was often caught in possession and struggled to find teammates with his passing.
The defensively-minded midfielder then spent the second half of last season out on loan in La Liga with Espanyol, making 14 appearances.
With 88 caps for his national side Colombia, Sanchez clearly has the experience, but he was sent off in their first group game against Japan in the World Cup this summer.
West Ham made nine signings this summer, including the capture of Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club record £42m, but the Hammers fans are not particularly happy with the signing of Sanchez and some have been urging others to get behind boss Manuel Pellegrini. Check out the best reaction here.
Not excited about Carlos Sanchez tbh but if pellegrini wanted him that's good enough for me
— Sam Clack 🏴 (@sam_whufc_1991) August 9, 2018
Seems like we (West Ham) rush bought Carlos Sanchez at the end. The guy looked like a sitting duck at Aston Villa and couldn’t even make a pass at times. Am I right @hadhamlane ?
— Craig Smith🏴🏆 (@CraigySmiffy) August 9, 2018
Not my preferred choice but if that's who Pellegrini wants then we need to trust him. Also means that Rice will be given more opportunities to shine and become a regular starter.
— Luke Metcalf (@Lukemet02) August 7, 2018
West Ham have had a quality window, though not completing a deal for Leander Dendocker and missing out on him to Wolves and getting Carlos Sanchez as a result is pretty poor business
— Jack 🎲 (see pinned) (@DavidDeLegend_) August 9, 2018
— Joe Thorpe (@joe_thorpe21) August 9, 2018
Me when I hear West Ham have signed a "World Cup star" vs me when I hear it's Carlos Sánchez pic.twitter.com/WiqiEiG0XB
— Tom Victor (@tomvictor) August 9, 2018
Carlos Sanchez is a player that Manuel Pellegrini wanted so cut the geezer some slack and get behind him ⚒
— ⚒Adam Loveday⚒ (@Adam_whufc92) August 9, 2018