Woeful West Ham United flop Carlos Sanchez is set for an unlikely return to England.

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Colombian midfielder Sanchez proved to be a complete flop at both West Ham and Aston Villa before that.

He was one of the first players out of the door under Moyes last June.

But Championship promotion hopefuls Watford think they might be able to make it third time lucky with a player who became the face – along with fellow flop Roberto – of everything bad about West Ham’s recruitment before David Moyes’s return.

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Third time lucky for West Ham flop Sanchez in England?

That’s according to former Sky Sports presenter Adam Leventhal.

The Athletic journalist took to Twitter to make the claim.

“Carlos Sanchez, former Aston Villa and West Ham defensive midfielder capped 88 times by Colombia, being considered as option on free transfer,” Leventhal said on Twitter.

“Turned 35 last month. Training/trial possible this week. Discussions ongoing.”

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Oxford United fans genuinely questioned whether Colombian would get in their side after cup hammering

West Ham fans will no doubt be shocked another English club is willing to give the central midfielder a chance.

Sanchez will go down as one of the worst West Ham signings for a generation.

He made just three starts and only 13 appearances in total over the course of two years.


Sanchez’s Hammers career hit a low when he featured in the embarassing 4-0 League Cup defeat to Oxford United in 2019.

No West Ham players covered themselves in glory that day. But his performance left Hammers fans trying to figure out how Sanchez had ‘stolen a move’ to their club.

After the game even Oxford fans were perplexed.

Taking to Twitter one Oxford supporter posted: “Not even being over the top here because we just won.

“But I genuinely reckon that Carlos Sanchez wouldn’t make it into our team.”

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Hammers fans warning Watford supporters

Well if Leventhal is correct he could well be making it into Watford’s team before the end of the season.

Sanchez has been without a club since leaving West Ham when his contract expired last summer.

West Ham fans have been taking to social media to warn Hornets fans what to expect.

And Hammers supporters will be full of ‘I told you so’s’ if he proves as big a flop for Watford as he did for West Ham.

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