Frederik Alves made an exit from West Ham United on deadline day yesterday and the move really went under the radar.
Hammers boss David Moyes failed to bring one single player to the club during the January transfer window.
That was absolutely baffling considering the fact that we are challenging for honours both domestically on the continent and had a real chance to kick on and make genuine progress this month.
Everyone involved with West Ham will be waking up this morning feeling incredibly frustrated.
The Hammers players will really have their work cut-out now if they are to finish inside the top six this season.
It really was an absolutely shocking transfer window. Whoever you want to blame is irrelevant. It’s just unforgivable, inexcusable and quite frankly incomprehensible.
It was so bad that one player’s exit seemed to go completely under the radar…
West Ham authorise strange exit on deadline day
Frederik Alves left the Hammers yesterday after just one year at the club.
The 22-year-old left the London Stadium to link up with Danish side Brondby on a permanent deal.
Alves joined the Hammers from Silkeborg in January 2021 for £1.2 million according to the Daily Mail.
Big things were expected of the young Dane at the London Stadium. He made a slow start to life at West Ham though.
Alves was loaned out to Sunderland at at the start of the season but he returned to the London Stadium last month after experiencing a nightmare spell at the Stadium of Light.
The young Dane clearly struggled to adapt to the pace of the English game but he has only been here a year. And giving up on him so soon seems like a really strange move from the Hammers.
David Moyes had high hopes for the young Danish ace.
He told WHUFC.com last year how he believed Alves had great potential:
“He’s come in for just over a million pounds, so it’s a little bit of business that’ll help us with a younger group. We want to keep trying to add young players and we want to try and make the squad younger as we go along. He’s somebody with potential. He’s probably not for just now, but he’s a young player with a bit of potential who’ll hopefully come good in the future.”
The 22-year-old has the kind of ability and physical attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League. Perhaps his attitude just wasn’t good enough.
Perhaps he didn’t work hard enough off the pitch, nobody actually knows the truth of the matter.
However, what was strange was the lack of noise from the club and the fans when Alves moved to Brondby on deadline day yesterday.
I guess it just went under the radar after our pathetic showing in the transfer market.