West Ham Mega-Flop About To Sign For Championship High-Flyers

Carlos Sanchez, West Ham. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Carlos Sanchez, West Ham. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /

West Ham mega flop Carlo Sanchez could be about to sign for Championship side Watford. The Hornets currently sit third in the league and are looking for more depth in the midfield position. Departures of Etienne Capoue and Dan Gosling have left Watford looking short of options in the middle of the park.

The Columbian, who started his career in South America, has been training with Watford in order to prove his fitness, something he struggled with during his time at West Ham. If Sanchez can impress during his ‘trial’ week, then he could find his way back onto the English football pitches.

Sanchez left West Ham last summer after his contract was run-down, and the club made the decision not to offer him a new deal. Hammers fans will remember Sanchez for his awful appearances, his claret and blue, something they have in common with Aston Villa fans.

The infamous Carlos Sanchez spent two torrid years at West Ham, but could be about to find himself a new home in the English League table.

Carlos Sanchez, West Ham.
Carlos Sanchez, West Ham. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

During his two years with the Hammers, Sanchez spent the majority of it in the treatment room and the rest of it making horrific mistakes on the pitch. Sanchez has quickly gone down in West Ham folklore as one of the worst signings in the club’s history.

Manuel Pellegrini signed the 35-year-old in order to provide depth to the squad in the midfield position. Sanchez was capable of fulfilling this role, but actually playing was when issues arose. The Columbian never looked comfortable on the ball and barely provided the team with a positive performance.

The worst part of the club’s saga with Sanchez was the astronomical weekly wages he was soaking up. The club was paying the midfielder roughly £40,000 per week. At the time, it was significantly more than Declan Rice, who was contributing to the team.

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Hopefully, Watford have better success with the midfielder, but considering former Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Joe Ledley are free agents, it could be worth calling them first.