Have The Hammers just had their most memorable weekend ever?
What a weekend for West Ham United.
It all started on Friday evening when the news quickly spread that The Hammers had been confirmed as the main tenants of the Olympic Stadium in London. Whether you are annoyed that West Ham may have underpaid for the deal, do not deserve the stadium or that the legacy of the Games will be impacted on if the main tenancy goes to a one-sport organisation it is time to live in the real and sometimes uninspiring world.
Sorry Eddie Hearn but the Olympic Stadium is going to West Ham; get over it.
So with a 99-year-lease being announced for Messrs Gold and Sullivan to bounce around in their usual antiquated excitement over how could this weekend possibly get any better for the London side?
Well as it so often does it came in the muck-rolling of another rival team. It was unveiled on Sunday that Arsenal’s hope to get German mega-company adidas to start a bidding war with their perennial sportswear rivals Nike had been unsuccessful.
However many of the sources carrying that story were quick to also speculate that adidas would be adding to their London interests with West Ham instead of Arsenal.
The Hammers deal with Macron expires in the summer and adidas are reportedly ready to reignite their relationship with the company from the ‘80s. The idea of utilising the Originals arm of the conglomerate will certainly excite some of The Irons fans.
Finally and if you are to believe the papers it would appear that West Ham have completed a scintillating signing ahead of next season; with the man dubbed the ‘next Drogba’ expected to arrive at the club next season.
It is believed that West Ham have agreed a £12 million deal to sign Wilfried Bony from Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem. In a similar fashion to the deal that has seen Sporting Lisbon sell Ricky Van Wolfswinkel to Norwich City the deal will be completed in the summer; amid financial irregularities at the Champions League chasing side.
Bony, who has previously had a trial at Liverpool, has scored 26 goals in 24 appearances this season and is one of Europe’s most sought after talents.
If West Ham fans can think of a better trio of moments from a weekend I would be surprised and if all go through without a hitch the infrastructure of a European fight is ready to be built by the historic side.