Thursday’s News Round Up: Evra’s ‘winning mentality’, Opare to join?, Arter linked again!
Author: Dan Chapman. Published: 8 February 2018 at 12:44pm
Hello everyone. Here is what is in the news regarding the Hammers today:
New West Ham signing Patrice Evra says he hopes that his winning mentality will rub off on his new team-mates. (Evening Standard)
Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy says that he believes Patrice Evra could struggle at West Ham. (Sky Sports)
I hope Patrice does bring that winning mentality to the club, because we need more of that. The experience and success that Patrice Evra and Pablo Zabaleta have had in their careers is outstanding, and hopefully they can both have a big impact on the rest of the squad.
West Ham are close to signing Ghanaian defender Daniel Opare on a free transfer. (HITC)
If I remember correctly, we were linked with him a couple of years ago. I can’t say I have seen too much of him because that would be lying. However, he is only 27 and he is a free agent, so I can have no complaints over this. The only thing that I have to question about this deal is, what does this mean for Sam Byram?
Harry Arter has put West Ham on alert after admitting that he is ready to quit Bournemouth in the summer. (Mirror Football)
No offence to Harry Arter, but if you aren’t starting games for Bournemouth, then you aren’t starting games for West Ham. Bournemouth wanted £15m for Arter last month, but I just do not think he is a player we should be looking at. Not only do I think he is not worth that, I just do not think he is very good.
West Ham have confirmed that Toni Martinez has joined Spanish side Real Valladolid on loan until the end of the season. (Sports Lens)
Good luck to Toni on his loan move. I think he needed the move to prove himself at another level first, because I don’t think he is ready for the first team just yet.
Marko Arnautovic is in a race to prove his fitness ahead of this weekends game against Watford. (Football London)