Some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to debate which player they wish the club would never have sold. And many opted fro Pedro Obiang.

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The 28-year-old left West Ham for Sassuolo in the summer of 2019 for around £7.2 million, according to BBC Sport.

The midfielder moved to the Hammers in the summer of 2015 from Sampdoria, and he went on to make 116 appearances for the club (Soccerbase).

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Pedro Obiang in action for West Ham United (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

Obiang was a really popular figure in east London. He wasn’t the most gifted player, he always gave 100 per cent. And his tenacity and dogged determination in the middle of the park always served West Ham really well.

In 91 Premier League appearances for the Hammers, the Equatorial Guinea international racked up 197 tackles, with a success rate of 72 per cent. The 28-year-old made 105 interceptions and won 56 per cent of his individual duals.

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Pedro Obiang in action (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

It could be argued that David Moyes would love to have Obiang at the club still. Aside from Declan Rice and Mark Noble, West Ham are really short in the defensive midfield department.

It is clear to see that the Hammers sold him slightly on the cheap side.

And some West Ham fans took to Twitter suggesting that it was a big mistake moving Obiang on…

 
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