New West Ham Signings

Posted on August 31st, 2006 at 12:48 pm

It seems too good to be true but the news is that West Ham United have signed Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians.

From The Guardian: “The move is nothing short of sensational: never before have two world-class players yet to reach their prime – both are only 22 – rejected a host of elite clubs in order to join a middling one. However, while it true that West Ham are on the up with Alan Pardew at the helm and exciting talents such as Anton Ferdinand, Yossi Benayoun and Nigel Reo-Coker .

It is unquestionably a major coup for Pardew and gives last season’s FA Cup runners-up one of the most impressive-looking squads in the Premiership.”

Oh, and from YouTube here’s a cute panda.

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5 comments so far.

  • steve cornwell says:

    lot more to this than you realise mate!! basically abramovich is taking the p*ss with this jon!!!!!!!!! read on!

    “Argentina striker Carlos Tevez says he and team-mate Javier Mascherano have agreed to sign for West Ham.
    The Hammers are thought to have struck a deal with Media Sports Investments, who own the rights to the two players.”

    Its pretty widely known that abramovich is the money man behind MSI and corrinthians are skint and he’s been after the club for a while, so what the hells going on???!!! Theres no way west ham have the pulling power to get these two so has roman loaned them to west ham to stop man u, arsenal etc getting them or is he just getting them used to the premiership ready for chelsea next year.

    It makes the premiership a complete joke!

  • rich says:

    Thought you might have something on this John!!!

    Good luck to the Hammers, whatever the filthy ins and outs of it all, the Irons can only be winners, the Premiership has long been a complete joke ;)

  • Steve: Yes I heard these rumours. It does smell bad but I don’t think the Hammers fans mind. There is talk of MSI buying the club but they say that it won’t happen. We shall see. I can’t wait for Lawro’s verdict on football focus tomorrow (if there is one).

    Rich: Was gonna eMail you about Pompey. Well done! Three clean sheets already. What was that you were saying about the Premiership being a joke? ;) Good to see Harry and the lads doing well. Hope the Pompey Down-under pre-season bash was one to remember!

  • Mariko says:

    Cute baby panda! My sister and Mom remember this. This video come from my favorite TV show in Japan!

  • Bob says:

    Rich again – won’t let me post twice! Anyway..

    Not sure if you saw this in The Sunday Times:,,277-2340557,00.html

    …A clearer picture of the transfer deal that brought the Argentinians to Upton Park has also emerged this weekend, with disclosures that West Ham did not pay a penny for the players and will pay only half their wages, and that Portsmouth had previously turned down a deal for Tevez and Mascherano because of the stringent contractual demands associated with it…

    By the early hours of Thursday morning, MSI had been reduced to offering what amounted to glorified loan deals to Portsmouth and West Ham until Pompey balked at the stringent terms.

    The plot thickens – Tevez and Harewood ho ho ho – you couldn’t make it up! That panda is very cute too.

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