For those saying we need another CM, given we currently have 7 senior CMs on the books, if we were to sign another who would you like to see leave? Sanchez? Noble? Snodgrass? Wilshire perhaps?
Or are people saying they think we need to carry 8 senior CMs in a squad?
Personally I think people should give Sanchez a chance. He is clearly our DCM cover for Rice, has well over 80 caps for Colombia and is known for playing a specific role in his national team as a player who protects the defence and allows their attacking CMs to play higher. His job is just to win the ball and quickly give it to thier more technical gifted players, to me he sounds like perfect cover for Rice and I can see why Pellegrini and Husillos signed him
This is what Hussilos said about him when we signed him
"Carlos is a very experienced player whose career I have always followed closely and with admiration.
“He has great quality as a holding midfielder. He can also cover other positions but it is as a defensive midfielder that he really excels. He is also a fantastic professional, with great character, who will be a very good personality within the dressing room.
“I have known the Colombia national team coach, Jose Pekerman, for many, many years, and he has always spoken very highly of Carlos."
I trust their judgement on players , especially when it comes to South American players. I say give Sanchez a chance , same as all our players in the squad and be thakful that we have a management team thats shifting out the deadwood, unprofessional types, is only interested in bringing in players that will genuinely add qaulity and wants to play attacking , entertaining football. We need to have a proper go at the cups this season , Id love to see Noble lift a cup as West Ham captain before he retires