Friday, July 18
We've finally got Enner Valencia for £12 million, so let's hope he adapts from Mexican football quickly. Perhaps it was the prospect of playing with Ricardo Vaz Te that enticed him to Upton Park, suggests Michael the Whovian. West Ham have certainly spent some dosh this summer. Kouyate was said to be £7 million, Creswell £2 million, Zarate maybe £5 million (though undisclosed) and the £12 million for Enner brings us up to £26 million, which must be our budget spent. Five players out in Joe Cole, Collison, McCartney, Taylor and Diarra, but that's still a hefty investment, suggesting the board are really trying to turn things around this summer.