Jonathan Calleri scored a superb hat-trick for Espanyol against Wolves last night in the Europa League, and Tottenham legend Graham Roberts couldn’t resist taking a cheeky dig at West Ham.
The 26-year-old joined the Hammers on a season-long loan in the summer of 2016, but desperately failed to impress.
The Argentinian scored just one goal in 19 appearances for West Ham, and even that strike was a tremendously lucky one that took a huge deflection.
The Hammers have history of signing players who really struggle to adapt to the Premier League. Simone Zaza, Carlos Sanchez, Alvaro Arbeloa, Roberto and Calleri all really disappointed after moving to east London.
But it could be argued that the South American striker was arguably the worst of the lot.
Calleri proved what he is capable of last night, however. He scored a magnificent hat-trick against Wolves in the Europa League.
And Tottenham legend Graham Roberts couldn’t resit taking a swipe at West Ham on Twitter:
He’s playing with better players now . Haha
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 27, 2020
In fairness to West Ham, Calleri never looked like a player who would be good enough to succeed in the Premier League.
But his hat-trick last night might just have got the Hammers fans thinking what might have been.