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Alan 6:48 Thu Aug 9
Carlos Sanchez Signed
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Hammers sign Colombian international Carlos Sanchez

West Ham United are delighted to confirm the signing of Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez.



The experienced 32-year-old, who has 88 caps for his country, has joined the Hammers on a two-year contract from Italian club Fiorentina.

The defensive midfielder, who has appeared at five major tournaments, including two FIFA World Cup finals, is looking forward to working under Manuel Pellegrini.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’m very excited and looking forward to achieving lots," said Sanchez, who becomes West Ham's ninth summer signing. “I decided to come here because, first, it is the Premier League, second, it’s a beautiful club and the fans are always helping the club and, third, for me it’s an amazing opportunity and an amazing project the club are leading, being ambitious and keen to achieve good things.

“I’d like to thank all of the people, the whole club, for having me."

A move to West Ham represents Sanchez’s second spell in the Premier League, as he previously spent two seasons with Aston Villa between 2014 and 2016, and he is relishing his return to English football.

“I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League," he confirmed. "Previously, at Aston Villa, we started very well but sadly it didn’t end well, but I always maintained the same desire to return and here I am, with the same mission, with the same desire and dream and I’m very grateful to everyone at West Ham.”

Director of Football Mario Husillos welcomed the midfielder's arrival, saying: “Carlos is a very experienced player whose career I have always followed closely and with admiration.

“He made a great impression for Elche in Spain when I was Sporting Director with Malaga, and came back to Spain last season on loan with Espanyol - plus of course he already has experience of England and the Premier League from his time with Aston Villa.

“He has also been a regular in the first team for Colombia for many years, and was a very important player for them at the World Cup this summer.

“He has great quality as a holding midfielder. He can also cover other positions but it is as a defensive midfielder that he really excels. He is also a fantastic professional, with great character, who will be a very good personality within the dressing room.

“I have known the Colombia national team coach, Jose Pekerman, for many, many years, and he has always spoken very highly of Carlos.

“We are very happy that he has joined West Ham United and wish him great success in his time here.”

Born in the city of Quidbo in western Colombia, Sanchez kicked-off his professional career 3,100 miles away in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, with the Danubio club.

At 19, he moved to River Plate Montevideo, where he made his senior debut and played 40 times before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to join French club Valenciennes in 2007.

Sanchez spent six seasons in Ligue 1, making 185 appearances and scoring ten goals, before making the switch to Spanish club Elche for the 2013/14 season.

Aston Villa secured the South American’s services in summer 2014 and he would play 48 times in the Premier League over the course of two seasons.

After 18 months in Italy with Fiorentina, Sanchez spent the second half of last season at Espanyol in Spain, who he helped guide to La Liga safety with four wins in their final five matches.

Internationally, Sanchez has been a regular for Colombia since making his debut against Panama in May 2007.

He played alongside future Hammer Pablo Armero and against Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabeleta at his first major tournament, the 2011 Copa America, and featured at the South American championship finals again in 2015 and 2016.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, he was an ever-present as Colombia reached the quarter-finals, and he was in the starting XI as La Tricolor reached the Round of 16 before being eliminated by England.

West Ham United would like to welcome Carlos and his family to London Stadium and wish him every success in his career in Claret and Blue.

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Westham67 6:43 Fri Aug 9
Re: Carlos Sanchez Signed
Shit is he from Wiki

Sánchez was included in Colombia's squad for the 2015 Copa América, where he was credited with "dominating" Neymar during his man of the match performance in the 1–0 group stage defeat

angryprumphs 6:38 Fri Aug 9
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Mart O 10:59 Fri Aug 9
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That would explain what happened to the Rio money, except without the decent player.

Westham67 6:36 Fri Aug 9
Re: Carlos Sanchez Signed
He has 82 caps for Columbia so maybe not just a spare part

Jasnik 6:32 Fri Aug 9
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At this point if we are closing a game out I would rather bring on Noble than Sanchez.

Mart O 10:59 Fri Aug 9
Re: Carlos Sanchez Signed
camel-with-3-humps 12:00 Fri Aug 9

"Mate who works in football high up says over and over again that clubs will often do agents favours by taking on 'dodgy' players to get other good players.

That's how the system works across many, but not all agents.

Swears it's true."


Interesting point this. Given that not dissimilar stuff goes on in all kinds of businesses, I'd be more surprised if it didn't than if it did in one as dodgy as this.

Apparently his agents also manage Issa Diop, who signed the month before Sanchez. Just sayin'....

Agent Scud 9:31 Fri Aug 9
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fraser 9:27 Fri Aug 9

I do have a few reservations about his ability but try not to let it come through too strong in my posts.

fraser 9:27 Fri Aug 9
Re: Carlos Sanchez Signed
Scud - Are you saying you're not a fan then.. Trying to read between the lines here..

Agent Scud 9:21 Fri Aug 9
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fraser 10:05 Thu Aug 8
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I'd like to see him fail in crossing the road.

Bernie 12:05 Fri Aug 9
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This bloke might not even make the bench.

It's hilarious how some of you are going on!

camel-with-3-humps 12:00 Fri Aug 9
Re: Carlos Sanchez Signed
Mate who works in football high up says over and over again that clubs will often do agents favours by taking on 'dodgy' players to get other good players.

That's how the system works across many, but not all agents.

Swears it's true.

eusebiovic 11:29 Thu Aug 8
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Agent Scud 9:26 Thu Aug 8

Villa fans will gladly confirm...

fraser 10:44 Thu Aug 8
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No nobody is saying they're stupid.

We spent a lot of money last summer, he was a free wasn't he.

Since then he's a year older and had a bad injury, hopefully he will be OK, we certainly need him to be.

Westham67 10:08 Thu Aug 8
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Husillos and MP stupid are they ? maybe you should be their transfer consultant in future teach them a thing or two you learnt from X Box football manger

fraser 10:05 Thu Aug 8
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Nobody wants him to fail, I'd love to be proved wrong.

But I just don't see him being very good based on the amount of times I've seen his pocket get picked.

ChesterRd 10:02 Thu Aug 8
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Over the hill panic buy on stupid wages. Hopefully the last of its kind.

Capitol Man 9:59 Thu Aug 8
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Well lets give him a chance. We just had him back from injury at the end of last year. He may have a role to play, he may not, but given the injury he suffered it's too early to tell.

Balto 9:58 Thu Aug 8
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He must have friends in high places in Colombia.

Westham67 9:57 Thu Aug 8
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You'll will be happy when one of OUR players fuck up then? . And now you will want him to fuck because you all look like dick heads if he doesn't

Queens Fish Bar 9:38 Thu Aug 8
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7 appearances for us, made 4 tackles.

Bill W 9:33 Thu Aug 8
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Agent Scud 9:26 Thu Aug 8

Bang on. There's nothing else needs saying on it

Westham67 9:30 Thu Aug 8
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Yes they do Scud does because he will right prick he doesn't

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