The West Ham United fans here in the Transfer Tavern will wave goodbye to their home this evening, with the club taking on Manchester United in the last game at Upton Park, before their summer switch to the Olympic Stadium.
The Hammers have improved drastically over the past 12 months and the future looks bright for the club’s loyal supporters, who can often be found reminiscing about the good times here in the Tavern.
A move to the new stadium will inevitably increase the club’s desire to attract star players to the club and our landlord has spotted some exciting transfer news in today’s edition of The Mirror.
The reports claim that the club are set to press ahead with a £25 million move for Liverpool flop Christian Benteke, who looks likely to leave Anfield in the summer after failing to impress during his maiden season on Merseyside.
One West Ham fan is having a pre-match pint with some of the old Hammers regulars and he thinks that Benteke could revive his career at the Olympic Stadium next season, although he does question where that would leave Andy Carroll considering that Benteke is a similar sort of player.
West Ham fans, would you welcome Benteke? What can he offer the Hammers? Is he an improvement on Andy Carroll?