Gold suggests on Twitter that he didn't rate Morgan Amalfitano

Upton Park

West Ham United chairman David Gold describes Morgan Amalfitano as an "OK squad player" during his time at Upton Park.

 

West Ham United chairman David Gold has suggested on social media that he didn't rate Morgan Amalfitano during his time at Upton Park.

 

Gold was replying to a Twitter user who told the Hammers chief that the club should have retained the services of Amalfitano, rather than allowing him to leave for Lille on a free transfer in January.

Amalfitano was signed by Sam Allardyce on transfer deadline day in September 2014, and the winger soon became a favourite with the club's supporters after scoring in home victories over Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

However, the former West Bromwich Albion midfielder soon found himself in and out of the starting lineup and he would score just one goal during the final six months of the campaign.

Despite featuring in the Europa League in July, the 30-year-old was never part of Slaven Bilic's plans when he took charge of the East London outfit in the summer and he would leave having made just 32 appearance in all competitions.

The statistics make it tough to disagree with Gold's opinion on the former France international. 

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