Monday, July 30, 2007

Eidur to The Hammers?

Word on the street is... the Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who last season played for Barcelona but whose future at the club since the signing of Thierry Henry has been doubtful, may find himself back in the English Premier League playing for the mighty Hammers.

We loved watching the idiosyncratic Gudjohnsen at Barcelona, mostly because of his sincere determination to fit in with the crafty Catalans and less with his sometimes woeful finishing. But when he clicked with those passes from Iniesta, Deco, or Xavi, it could be pretty damn good. Even better when Ronaldinho and Gudjohnsen telepathically grooved toward goal.

But more so than not, Eidur frustrated. I'm not familiar enough with his time spent with Chelsea or even Bolton, but just by looking at the stats it appears that a move to West Ham could suit him very well.

With the recent signings of Craig Bellamy and Freddie Ljungberg to the Hammers, it's starting to feel like this team can steer clear of the bottom and actually fight for something other than their survival this season.

More about the Hammers and their new season trades later.... Until then, you can read more about the possible Gudjohnsen move here.


Anonymous said...

Hi Derek-are these people related to Bjork & Einar?
Jeff :)

Derek said...

You never know, especially considering how small the gene pool is in Iceland!