West Ham have made plenty of questionable signings over the past few years.
There have been some success stories too, however.
One of the standout additions throughout the course of David Sullivan and David Gold’s tenure has undoubtedly been Angelo Ogbonna.
The Hammers signed the Italian from Juventus in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be worth £7.9 million (Sky Sports).
The 31-year-old has gone on to make 135 appearances in all competitions for West Ham. And he has proven to be a wonderful servant to the football club.
Ogbonna always puts in a shift for the Hammers, and he is clearly one of the club’s hardest working players.
Despite the odd dip in form, the former Juve centre-back has always been fully committed to the cause. And he has been a regular feature for West Ham this season, having started seven of the east London outfit’s eight Premier League games thus far.
The Italian defender is left-footed – something that Pellegrini does not otherwise possess amongst his defensive ranks.
Ogbonna is a vital player for West Ham, and because he is a defender, he still has plenty of years left ahead of him at the very highest level. His contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2022.
And what incredible value he has proven to be. £7.9 million in today’s market is absolute pocket change. And the Hammers are very lucky to have the 31-year-old.