The greatest spending summer in West Ham United is now completely, as Colombian international Carlos Sanchez is the last new signature for the club Thursday afternoon.
On the last day of the pre-season transfer window, new manager Manuel Pellegrini completed his ninth and final purchase in getting the services of the Florentina midfielder, as the move follows Lucas Perez addition earlier in the day. Both were moves expected in the last few days and materialized, as the Chilean boss has gotten all of the players he desired for the summer.
Despite his age (32) and a World Cup that saw him make the most disastrous red card blunder in the tournament for his country, Sanchez is the type of defensive holding midfielder that the team needed. Although he does have some decent level of skill, he wants to solely stay in front of the centerbacks for most of any match. His age is why the deal was just cost West Ham £4m.
Sanchez and Perez’s addition are the concluding deals in a historic summer for the Hammers, following the arrivals of record signings Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop, as well as securing the services of Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Xande Silva, Ryan Fredericks and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.