Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Hammers set for Serie A test

Filed: Saturday, 24th May 2014
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United are lining up an intriguing clash with Italian side Sampdoria for their pre-season finale this summer.

The Serie A club are in advanced negotiations with West Ham over the prestige friendly, which in recent years has resulted in the likes of Deportivo La Caruna, Napoli and Pacos De Ferreira visiting the Boleyn Ground for what has become a traditional season-opener.

Last in England seven years ago for the Makita Cup tournament, Sampdoria finished 12th in Serie A last season with 45 points from 38 games - a similar tally to West Ham who finished 13th with 40 points in the Premier League.

Current star players for i Blucerchiati include former Italian youth international Stefano Okaka, Manolo Gabbiadini and uncapped Brazilian striker Eder, who was the club's highest goalscorer last season with 12.

The Italians' are also lining up matches against West Bromwich Albion plus relegated clubs Fulham and Norwich for their UK trip.

Pre-season prestige: how we've fared in recent seasons

≡ 10th August 2013
West Ham Utd 2-1 Pacos de Ferreira
view match report

≡ 10th August 2012
SC Braga 1-1 West Ham Utd
view match report

≡ 30th July 2011
West Ham Utd 2-0 Real Zaragoza
view match report

≡ 7th August 2010
West Ham Utd 0-0 Deportivo La Coruna (West Ham win 5-3 on pens)
view match report

≡ 8th August 2009
West Ham Utd 0-1 Napoli
view match report

≡ 9th August 2008
West Ham Utd 1-1 Villareal
view match report

≡ 4th August 2007
West Ham Utd 2-1 Roma 1
view match report

Related News

   arrow   Hammers in for Harold? [3rd Aug 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [23rd Jul 2018]
   arrow   Quina and Fernandes linked with Irons exit [20th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Obiang linked with Serie A return and other transfer news [17th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Hammers move for Bruno [27th Jun 2018]
   arrow   Obiang targets pre-season return [6th Feb 2018]
   arrow   It's your own fault, says Obiang [15th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Cottee backs Wilshere bid [23rd Jul 2017]
   arrow   Luis linked as striker search continues [6th Jul 2017]
   arrow   Ogbonna signs contract extension [30th Jun 2017]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Stoke City 0-3 West Ham Utd
It's taken 17 games and four months to get there, but West Ham finally have...more
Three Years Ago
The KUMB West Ham Podcast: with Iain Dale
This week's guest on the award-winning Knees up Mother Brown West Ham Podcast is publisher, broadcas...more
Five Years Ago
Oops, they did it again
Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been asked to refrain from sending an American freelance writer an...more