There remains lots of rumours as to who is coming and going at Upton Park. We can obviously confirm that James Tomkins has gone to Crystal Palace. Whilst it’s sad to see a home grown hammer leave, I don’t feel Tomka has progressed like I hoped he would and perhaps his christmas drinking shenanigans did not help his cause. I imagine Slaven likes his players disciplined and dedicated.
I’ll be very surprised if both Sakho and Valencia are still here in September, i imagine both will be passed on to European clubs, with Valencia in particular never to be heard of again. He continually lost the ball, got caught in offside situations and dived for fouls whenever he came on the pitch. Sakho is different, there is definitely a talented striker there but also a bit of an attitude as well. Wherever he goes, I’m sure goals will follow, but followed by some moodiness or so called ‘injuries’. These are definitely players we can upgrade on.
In terms of replacements, I understand clubs have made an agreement for Carlos Bacca and it’s now down to the player. Funnily enough, this is the first time a youtube highlights reel has not really impressed me, but I completely trust the judgement of Mr Bilic. Here, in true Big Brother fashion, are his ‘best bits’, will let you decide what he might contribute to West Ham.