The Premier League season finished just seven days ago and the transfer window officially opened at midnight on the same day as the last kick of a ball of a league game.
The silly season is now is full swing and despite West Ham being in managerial limbo for the last 5 days the names West ham players have been linked keep on rolling in. Thirty players have been linked with West Ham so far in the popular press & the more credible football websites.
There are four types of football rumours during silly season, those made up or pure speculation in attempt to fill column inches, next are those rumours peddled by agents wanting to increase the exposure of their clients to generate interest for a transfer, then there are those which are exaggerated or half truths, they often never come to anything and finally those which are spot on and end up as successful transfers.
The trick is to navigate your way through the silly season without getting your hopes up too much, many take the sensible approach and not believing anything and avoiding speculation until it is released on West Ham’s official website or in recent years when young Jack Sullivan is allowed to tweet it out by his dad.
To fuel the silly season myself, here is the full list of the thirty names we have been linked with in the last seven days:
Aaron Lennon, Pablo Alvarez, Martin Olsson, Steve Sidwell, Cyril Thereau, Cheikhou Kouyate ,Gabriele Angella, Alessandro Matri, Robert Snodgrass
Antonio Rudiger, Jack Colback, Rio Ferdinand, Lorenzo Crisetig, Michy Batshuayi, M’baye Niang, Neil Taylor, Ross McCormack, Phil Bardsley, Demba Ba
John Terry, Danny Ings, Oscar Cadozo, Rodrigo Lima, Jefferspn Montero, Jake Livermore, Joleon Lescott, Aaron Creswell, Pierre Michel Lasogga,
Domenico Berardi & Dimitri Payet