Back in the 2009/10 season, West Ham fans were treated to having Alessandro Diamanti at the club. The Italian lasted just one season in England, signing from Livorno in summer 2009 before leaving just 12 months later for Brescia. However, after seeing the Italian’s latest Instagram post, it seems the Italian still loves The Hammers.
Once a hammer, always a hammer. pic.twitter.com/l8R5ZcJkB3
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 15 October 2018
A lot of West Ham fans loved Diamanti in his sole season with the club and would do anything to have had him stick around a little bit longer. In his one season he racked up 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight times and registering six assists and a lot of fans have been looking back and wondering why he the club didn’t opt to build a team around the Italian.
Instead, the frontman was sold on to Brescia at a loss and some of the fans are still baffled by the decision. The Italian left a huge mark on The Irons and they’d have been desperate to see him stick around at the club a bit longer. His brilliance was recognised by the fans and even looking back now, over eight years after he was sold, there are supporters who can’t believe he was allowed to leave so easily.
You can read The Hammers’ verdict on Diamanti here:
Why did we sell him?
— Fabian WHUFC (@WHUFC_USA_2008) 15 October 2018
Half way line shots, nutter
— Jamie Madgwick (@ElMadgeDiouf) October 15, 2018
We should have been basing our team around him, instead we sold him. So annoying
— David Wynn (@davidewynn) October 15, 2018
Why did we sell him for peanuts he was class
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) October 15, 2018
Twas a special one
— Dennis Martin (@DennisM65258276) 16 October 2018
Such a great player Don’t think he was played right Shoukd if had a free role IMO
— ray claydon (@rayclaydon44) October 15, 2018
Loved this guy! Had a mean free kick!
— J (@hammerhead2009) 15 October 2018
The Hammers on Twitter are still gutted over Diamanti and will be keen not to make the same mistakes they made with him with any future fan favourites.
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