Martin Samuelsen to West Ham 2015- Hammers sign young Norwegian from Man City

It’s not Dimitri Payet (not yet), but we have a confirmed signing! West Ham United have made another acquisition in the summer transfer window by snapping up talented youngster Martin Samuelsen from Man City. He joins a two year deal (till 2017) and has the option of extending it by a further two years. Samuelsen is our third signing of the season after goalkeeper Darren Randolph (Birmingham) and midfielder Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria)

The 18 year old has been capped by Norway at U16, U17 and U18 levels, and Academy manager Terry Westley was delighted at the acquisition. Westley said that the teenager had been a target for the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea at the age of 14, and chose to join West Ham despite having interest from several Italian and German clubs. [Read more…]

Enner Strength knocks Mexico out- West Ham’s Valencia stars in Ecuadorean win at Copa America

Mexico became the first team to be knocked out of Copa America 2015 as they lost 2-0 to an Ecuadorean side which had West Ham’s Enner Valencia in their starting lineup. Valencia had a hand in the first goal scored by Miller Bolanos. His 26th minute shot was blocked and fell to Bolanos, who scored from close range.

Emelec striker Bolanos returned the favour twelve minutes after the interval, setting up Valencia for a decisive blow to Mexico’s hopes. The goal was Valencia’s second of the tournament, with the forward having also got on the scoresheet in the previous game against Bolivia. El Tri pulled one back from the penalty spot through Raul Jimenez, but it was not enough as Ecuador hung to claim all three points. [Read more…]

Gold confirms Jenkinson interest- West Ham to fight it out with Sunderland for defender

Days after Sunderland had agreed a season long loan deal with Arsenal for Carl Jenkinson, West Ham have jumped into the fray, with chairman David Gold confirming to the BBC that they are interested in re-signing the 23 year old.

Relevant quotes from Gold regarding Jenkinson in today’s BBC interview below. Jenks is currently on duty with the England U21 team at the European Championships in the Czech Republic. England lost their opener to Portugal U21 last night, leaving them with some real work to do in their upcoming games.

We know we need a right-back and will work tirelessly to bring in Carl. If that does not work out, we have other irons in the fire” [Read more…]

Pictures- Gorgeous West Ham Home Kit 2015-16 revealed by Umbro- a tribute to the Boleyn Ground

Our new strip for the 2015/2016 Premier League season has been revealed today, and Umbro have come up with a cracker for our last season at the Boleyn ahead of the big move to the Olympic Stadium. It’s also our first Umbro made uniform since 2010- we inked a five season deal with them to replace Adidas beginning the 15/16 season.

Given the teaser promos ahead of the big reveal dubbing it as the “Boleyn Ground” kit, it was obvious that Umbro would come up with a retro one, and we expected them to give us a good one. [Read more…]

Hammers’ 2015/16 fixture list released- opener is at Arsenal away

West Ham’s fixtures for the new Premier League season have been released, and it’s a mixed draw, we have to say.

We can’t publish the whole list of fixtures here owing to factors beyond our control, (click to see them at the BBC), but here is a short synopsis.

First game is away at Arsenal, final day of the season away at Stoke.

Bit disappointing that we don’t have a home game on the final day of the season, would be a classic occasion given that it would also be the last game at the Boleyn [Read more…]