Pellegrini hails Anderson & Balbuena arrivals as summer business continues

Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has welcomed Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena to the Club, saying their arrival will add plenty to his squad.

Club record signing Anderson heads to east London having spent five years in Italy with Lazio and Pellegrini is excited by the different option he will bring to his attacking line.

master-admin Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00
Balbuena: I'd like to leave a good impression like Carlos Tevez


West Ham United new boy Fabian Balbuena wants to add his name to the list of South Americans who have shone in Claret and Blue.

The Paraguay international became the Club’s sixth summer signing on Saturday, spending his first hours as a Hammer watching his teammates defeat Wycombe Wanderers in a pre-season fixture.

Balbuena, who has arrived after two outstanding seasons with Corinthians, wants to follow in the footsteps of another player who joined West Ham from the Brazilian giants – Carlos Tevez.

Rob Pritchard Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:30
Adrian ready to enjoy his ‘most positive’ West Ham season


Goalkeeper Adrian says the 2018/19 campaign already feels that it could be his best wearing the West Ham United shirt. 

Adrian is heading into his sixth campaign as a Hammer, having joined the side in 2013, and has been working hard with the rest of the squad at the pre-season camp in Switzerland. 

Mitch Waddon Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:30
Wilshere backs England in Croatia battle

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere believes England have what it takes to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 when they take on Croatia on Wednesday evening.

The 26-year-old, who has 34 caps for his country, will be watching on from the Hammers' training camp in Switzerland, hoping that Gareth Southgate's men can do the business.

master-admin Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:00
Nathan Holland targeting first team spot under Pellegrini

Holland and Carroll

Nathan Holland is eager to take advantage of the opportunity granted to him by manager Manuel Pellegrini and earn himself a regular spot in the first team group. 

Mitch Waddon Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:30
Carroll relishing 'hard and tough' pre-season


For Andy Carroll, being injury-free in pre-season is a feeling to savour.

The West Ham United centre forward is fit and enjoying preparing for the new Premier League campaign for just the second time since joining the Club on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013.

And Carroll is making the most of it, putting in the hard yards in Switzerland, where new manager Manuel Pellegrini has given his squad an intensive workload.

Rob Pritchard Tue, 07/10/2018 - 06:30
Wilshere: When I think of my childhood, I think of West Ham


Jack Wilshere says he cannot wait to pull on a Claret and Blue shirt for the first time after joining his boyhood Club.

West Ham United’s new signing grew up in a Hammers-mad household, attending matches with his father and brother and idolising the likes of Paolo Di Canio and Joe Cole.

Nearly two decades later, Wilshere is eager to emulate his heroes after moving to London Stadium on a three-year contract.

Rob Pritchard Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:00
Cullen: You can see the quality Fredericks & Diop will bring


Josh Cullen has praised new signings Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop after playing alongside the duo on their respective debuts in the 3-2 loss to FC Winterthur. 

Cullen joined the two defenders in West Ham’s XI for the second half of Sunday’s game, although goals from Andy Carroll and captain Mark Noble weren’t enough to secure a result for West Ham United in the first pre-season match of the campaign. 

Mitch Waddon Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:00
Zabaleta: We’ve given Pellegrini the right first impression


Pablo Zabaleta believes he and his West Ham United teammates gave new manager Manuel Pellegrini the right first impression in the side’s pre-season clash with FC Winterthur. 

The Hammers opened the 2018/19 pre-season campaign with a 3-2 defeat to the Swiss side, with Pellegrini opting to use two different teams in the first and second half. 

Mitch Waddon Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:30
Cole: Pre-season is a time to impress new manager Pellegrini
Carlton Cole in training at Chadwell Heath in May 2007


Carlton Cole says West Ham United’s players will be eager to impress new manager Manuel Pellegrini when they return for pre-season training on Monday.

Rob Pritchard Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:00