Are these West Ham United's worst three signings of all time?

Frederic Piquionne

HITC Sport assesses three of West Ham's worst ever signings.

Benni McCarthy

Every Premier League club has signed their fair share of duds over the years, making it extremely difficult to try and narrow down their worst ever signings.

West Ham United, for instance, have struggled considerably when it has come to picking out a decent striker over the years.

Benni McCarthy is the first example of a forward signing that struggled considerably at Upton Park, notably being accused of being seriously overweight after returning from injury. He could have produced so much more...

Modibo Maiga

Another forward who West Ham could have done without signing. And the problem here is that the 27-year-old is still a West Ham player.

A fan once claimed on a radio phone-in that Modibo Maiga 'isn't worth two bob,' with that fan also suggesting that boss Sam Allardyce told him he only played Maiga as he had no other option.

The striker has been named in Mali's African Cup of Nations squad but the club the Hammers have loaned him to have reportedly also had enough of Maiga.

Frederic Piquionne

Yet another striker to make the list, Frederic Piquionne played quite frequently for West Ham. But the manager that had the most faith in him was Avram Grant - who was later sacked as the east London side were relegated.

That pretty much sums Piquionne's Upton Park career up - although he may feel hard done by to be included in this list. Or would he?

Others frequently mentioned are the likes of Kieron Dyer, Alou Diarra and Savio Nsereko... Who would make your list?

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