So as everyone and their grandmother is aware, the biggest news of the day is Carlos Tevez announcing on his personal website that he and Javier Mascherano are about to sign on a season long loan for West Ham, after the London club agreed a deal with sports company Media Sports Investments who, for some reason, own the duo.
Still no official confirmation yet from any either club involved, but both West Ham supporters and their rivals are in hysteria over the deal. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were all linked strongly with the Argentinians with United and Arsenal in particular in need of Mascherano’s services, while Tottenham and Newcastle generally pride themselves on signing so called ‘big names’ away from the Champions League clubs. So for West Ham to nip in ahead of all of them represents arguably the biggest coup in football history.
The fact that some fans still believe it’s all a hoax only tells at the level of frustration and jealousy this would cause should it come off. West Ham fans are in a tizzy such that their main message board, kumb.com, is currently struggling to manage the volume of traffic.
There is no doubt that every Premiership club, Chelsea included, would have hailed their transfer window a success should Tevez and Mascherano walked in the door and no one else.
So given that West Ham, of all clubs, look like snapping them up we’re wondering:
How angry are you?