West Ham have made some very notable signings throughout the years that have been very successful, the likes of Dimitri Payet, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini have all had impacts on the club over the last five years.
However, throughout West Ham’s history in the Premier League, they have made signings that were questioned from the start. The double signing of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano back in 2006 being the most notable one.
When signing for a club like West Ham, there are big expectations from the fans. There have been times where they have needed the players to up their game to save them from relegation, but that doesn’t always work out.
Here we round-up eight players who joined the Irons over the years and tried to make an impact at the historic club but ended up falling flat on their faces.
Chamakh joined the Hammers in 2013 on loan from Arsenal. Making three appearances and not scoring a single goal for West Ham, he just couldn’t find his feet in England.
Chamakh last played for Cardiff and has been without a club since leaving the Welsh side.
The ex-Italy international signed for West Ham in January 2014 and left the club just five months later. After making just two appearances in his time at the club, he has taken his rightful place on this list.
Quashie joined the Hammers back in 2007 from West Brom. The midfielder was brought in to help guide the club away from relegation at this time but already Quashie had a bad reputation in football for being of poor quality.
The former Scottish international spent three years at West Ham but had loaned spells with Birmingham, Wolves and MK Dons before finally moving to QPR in 2010.
Perez began life in England at Arsenal where he struggled to make the first team squad following an impressive season in Spain. Perez moved to the Hammers in the summer of last year but has again struggled to make an impact.
The forward has only managed to score twice in 12 league appearances and for the majority of his time at the club, he has been left on the bench or out of the squad completely.
Is there still time for the attacker to find his feet in England?
How can anyone forget Mido, the Egyptian-born player signed for the Irons in 2010. Making just nine appearances for the club and not scoring a single goal capped off an awful loan spell for him.
The striker joined West Ham after leaving Liverpool in the year 2000. He failed to make an impact at the club and only made 14 appearances for the Hammers, and like most of the other strikers on this list, he failed to register a goal for the club.
His contract was eventually terminated after West Ham’s relegation.
Another signing from Liverpool, Song was brought in to replace the outgoing Rio Ferdinand. Unfortunately, his time at the club was not a fantastic one, making a total of 22 appearances across a two-year spell at Upton Park.
Beauchamp will always be remembered at West Ham, not for his playing qualities, but because he only lasted 58 days at the club!
Singing from Oxford, Beauchamp supposedly didn’t like travelling from Oxford to West Ham’s training ground every day. He was later sold to Swindon Town.
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