ExWHUemployee suggested that West Ham will 100 per cent move towards signing younger players in the future, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday, March 11th).

The Hammers have made some questionable signings in recent years. It has been a common theme for West Ham to give high earners on the wrong side of 30 one final payday.

The list is long…

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Pablo Zabaleta, Carlos Sanchez, Roberto, Alvaro Arbeloa, Carlos Sanchez, Samir Nasri and Lucas Perez have all been brought to east London over the past three or four years.

And in truth, none of them have brought much to the football club, aside from perhaps Zabaleta.

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that the Hammers’ recruitment policy will definitely change with immediate effect, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night:

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“We are definitely adopting a policy of signing younger players, that’s 100 per cent going to happen.”


West Ham have always been a club where young and exciting players are given a chance. But they seem to have lost their way in regards to that in recent years.

Declan Rice and Jeremy Ngakia are exceptions to that, but there has certainly been more of a focus on bringing in older, experienced internationals in recent years.

Clearly, much will depend on what division West Ham are playing in next season. But young players are obviously the future.

And signing more youthful players with the hunger to succeed and a point to prove is definitely the right way to go for the Hammers.

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